EL ARCHITINO is disgusted at the lack of contextual knowledge displayed by mr libeskind. he obviosly has no ability to decipher the genius loci of a site.
EL ARCHITINO laughs heartily at the proposition of a boat shaped building to placed on the pier. even the vaugely concious rif-raf who populate dun laoghrie would scoff at such a formally pedestrian solution for the site.
EL ARCHITINO has studied the history of dun laoghrie for years, lived in the area for 16 months, befriended locals and immersed himself in the culture of the seaside area. EL ARCHITINO has even buried himself under rocks close to the site for 3 weeks in order to know what it feels like to be the site. these are the minimum measures which must be taken in order have a knowledge of the context, and meaning in a certain place. without this dedication what will be created is merely a farcical, additive entity worthy only of being defecated upon by junkies.
EL ARCHITINO's proposal goes beyond the facile, beyond the aparent, beyond the fashionable. it is of its place and transcends time. when built, it will be indivisible from the area in any way. without it, the fabric of the whole area would fall into incoherencey.
EL ARCHITINO proposes to build a structure of exactly the same dimensions and exactly the same material as the original pier. (the stone would be created through a process of genetic cloning of each individual stone in the origional pier) this structure would be placed on top of the carlisle pier to form a cohesive whole.
instead of the commercial shops and resturaunts proposed by the despicable libeskind, EL ARCHITINO proposes a ticket booth which will sell permission to view the new pier from afar.
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