Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The Turner Contemporary


On this subject I am getting two conflicting messages, most of the media and comments on the various blogs seem to be all for the new design, but most of the people I speak to seem not to be so keen.

Personally I think it’s a very ugly design that is completely out of harmony with its surroundings and have great doubts about how recycled glass cladding will weather in that windy salt sprayed environment.

It is as though the architect completely ignored the surrounding buildings the sweep of the coastline and the harbour, in essence ignored Margate. To say that its shape represents sails suggests certain unfamiliarity with things nautical.
I am suggesting a more familiar design that is more in harmony with the Droit House, see picture above.

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