National Theatre Vs Southbank Centre Redevelopment
Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:33 PM
Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:26 PM
Seriously though I'm glad Hytner is objecting it might lend some weight to the fight, not sure what others think but I want that skate park preserved and also don't think much in general of the redevelopment plans...
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:13 PM
Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:05 PM
Prompted me to go off to the Lambeth Council website and object, which possibly isn't the response they were hoping for.
Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:20 PM
I say good on Hytner, though I suspect he'll get some slack especially having just fought for his own major redevelopment!
Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:41 PM
Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:30 AM
Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:14 AM
We all know the story of how Southwark council wanted to put a parking area for refuse trucks on the site of the Globe, a site which is now one of the most vibrant and probably most profitable sites along the River. It took a lot of effort to make them see sense. Brilliant architecture is rare; iconic buildings do get built and there are a few in London. But good architecture, the stuff we need to live in and work in and go for entertainment in, is rarer! I'm not encouraged by the drawing reproduced in the WOS article. It looks like something my grandson constructs with his foam blocks, one on top of another. ( tho he may indeed be a gifted architect one day!)
I only hope there is better consultation and some serious thought before people with ideas but very little sense spend our hard earned dosh.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:45 AM
Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:22 AM
Absolutely- its a shame really that Hytner's objection didn't come earlier in the consultation (which closes today) - the publicity about this all being Southbank Centre vs Skateboarders has obscured some of the other very real problems with the scheme (eg blocking off the pedestrian access route from the Hayward to the National in the glass box). I'd encourage people to read Hytner's comment to get the full picture.
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