Maggies Centre, Inverness

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Maggies Centre, Inverness

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:28 pm

Edge of town. A busy road runs past a big hospital. There is a huge Tesco superstore on the other side of the roundabout. You could be anywhere in the UK. Except for two things: the indicators on the local buses sport the evocative name of Culloden, the battle that ended the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion; and some intriguing green spiral shapes have sprouted between the road and the hospital. This is Inverness. As colonised by architecture critic, patron and designer Charles Jencks.

http://www.hughpearman.com/articles5/maggies_highlan.html
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Re: Maggies Centre, Inverness

Postby JPD » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:41 pm

That really is a fun building :D
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Re: Maggies Centre, Inverness

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:28 pm

I like it - and like it a lot more that Gehry's attempt which I still feel resembles a bungalow with a Gehry roof attached. This one really appeals to the child in me, I want to ride my mountain bike over the grassy humps
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