It isn't necessary to choose. The glass and steel is horrible and so is Alsop's work. We've had a hundred years of architect's pretentiously looking for something "to say" instead of designing attractive buildings and it's been a global aesthetic catastrophe.DarJoLe said:*Sigh*
I would say he has made architecture fun again. At least he has somethin g interesting to say with his work, unlike the endless glass and steel (and generally bland) identikit architecture that's popping up across the world.
gothicform said:i looked over this thread again and i realised something - whenever i slag off alsop its actually his masterplan. when he designs more than one building i utterly hate what he produces, but as people have said palestra and peckham library are both great. the problem is when they let him onto other things than a single project, then he goes a bit nuts and over designs.
North Greenwich was basically the same but he didn't want the roof, he wanted people to be able to see the inner workings of the station and see the trains underground from above so to speak. LU said though it needed to be an enclosed space and he reluctantly roofed it over. But remember the actual street level station was designed by Foster - I'd have liked to have seen this is Alsop had designed it.dronkula said:It'll be interesting to see what his original North Greenwich and Heron Quay rendors were like to see how they compare.