Fredrikinkatu 34A 14, 00100 He
CEO, Harris & Kjisik Architects
What a crass and banal addition is envisaged for Trinity! I had fondly imagined that England‘s oldest and most respected universities have always been committed to creating inspiring places for study, research and reflection. What has happened to this country that the high-powered and presumably civilised governing body of this college finds a need to resort to some kind of "romantic" and poorly designed classical escapism in lieu of a finely-crafted and distinct architectural addition of our times? Who has been advising you on your options? At the very least a rigorously organised national or even international architectural competition should have been held for this key location. Nothing has been built yet so it‘s not too late to reconsider.
professor, architect SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects)