Re: Re: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks
And the rest of you are touchy beyond belief (being translated: ‘the emperor has no clothes’). I’ve only been on the thread since December and it’s not hindsight (sic). The square is overdesigned and just hectic (what are the squinty poles about?), the theatre belongs to the dimension of Mr Mxyzptlk, and the scooped-out entrance to the hotel lacks any coherence (if you’ve lost the profiling of the cladding as well, there’s not much left). The only decent building is the office block which is both discreet and well-mannered (but not ‘iconic’). There is a real crisis in architecture and design and townscape-making is a lost art.