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Old January 26th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #21
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The current 60's Art & Design building at Gosta Green is nothing to shout about and when it was refurbished a about 10 years ago I thought they made it look like the Bauhaus. This now makes it looks like the Bauhaus with knobs on

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Old January 26th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #22
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Oof! You're pushing the envelope a bit there Foxtrot.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #23
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haha... foxy likes it..... thats an achievement!
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I'm not massively impressed with this, but its an educational building designed for a functional purpose, not a public attraction. I like the fact that it will fill in the space between the new isolated multi-storey car park and Millenium Point.
That said I was one of the few fans of VTP and Curzon Park development for bringing people down to this end of Eastside. Now HSR 2 is coming there will be nothing down here but a thin linear park facing a probably bland raised run in to the station.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #25
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I'm not massively impressed with this, but its an educational building designed for a functional purpose, not a public attraction. I like the fact that it will fill in the space between the new isolated multi-storey car park and Millenium Point.
That said I was one of the few fans of VTP and Curzon Park development for bringing people down to this end of Eastside. Now HSR 2 is coming there will be nothing down here but a thin linear park facing a probably bland raised run in to the station.
The problem is that, like BOA, it doesn't really reflect that which is goingon in the building, where the god-honest-contemporary-for-the-time design that the Bauhaus represented its use.

I would break my right arm of for a good representation of that building in this spot. This just looks like a bland robot-containing office block. bland. so this better use good quality materials....
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Old January 27th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #26
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Welcome to Blythe Valley Business Park in Bham City Centre. What an inspirational building as you enter our City on the train...
I can see your point KHvillan, but I can think of many buildings in the city centre replaced with blythe valley style office buildings.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #27
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Read this forum for a few years but thought I'd better join and have a word on different threads.

I like the proposed plans for phase one, and think it looks good, it's not trying to hard but it uses a range of materials and is stylish. I think the designs blend in well with the modern surroundings. Only thing I would change is probably have the exterior red cladding as navy blue to suite the Universities colours. The bridge link between Millennium Point and the BIAD building looks smart. I'm at Uni at BCU and will be studying at Millennium Point from Septemeber onwards, can't wait, I think the Eastside developement's and the Uni's involvement are very positive for both the growth of the Uni and development of Birmingham City Centre.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 01:56 AM   #30
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WHY!!!!!

Why on earth does that need to be redeveloped?

I agree it possibly needs a ground floor entrance, but that can be done tastefully.

I have never seen this building before, but it looks excellent.

That new design is crap, its boring, it will take all the light from the building, which will create a new street station!

its ugly and horrible, I can't beleive they are going ahead with this!
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Old January 31st, 2011, 02:02 AM   #31
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What are you on about? It needs redeveloping because the site has been empty for years...
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Old January 31st, 2011, 02:51 AM   #32
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I think he thinks that German building is already here in Birmingham and is been re-developed into BCU lol..
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Old January 31st, 2011, 05:15 AM   #33
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Hmm. I'm torn. I wish they'd have incorporated more Glass.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 03:43 PM   #34
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Old January 31st, 2011, 03:52 PM   #35
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Associated Architects have done some good work, yet their previous plan for the City centre campus and this are in my opinion dissapointing, uninspiring and has no design consistancy. The front elevation looks like they have taken bits from different designs and cobbled them together.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 04:27 PM   #36
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Looking at the planning application I guess the asymmetricity (is that a word?) is to do with it scoring well on environmental stuff. I like how it has ledges and fins.

What is great though is that it uses lots of brick

The top section is white render but the base it sits on (looks like pink paint and grey metal cladding on the images) is actually red, blue, grey and white brick!!!

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Still a bit 'meh' though....
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:49 PM   #38
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Bland Bland Bland.

I can see the sign at Curzon St International now....

Welcome to Birmingham Blandside. For interesting architecture turn left.
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agree with f&n

it's not going to attract students
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it's not going to attract students
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I should think its the variety of courses and job prospects that will be attracting the students, not the design of the building
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