New Plans For Stockwell Street…
…but how different will they be from the last effort Heneghan Peng came up with for Greenwich University’s new School of architecture on the site of the old Market?
They say they’ve submitted these plans after ” a comprehensive programme of public consultation, in which the views and ideas of local people and organisations made an important contribution to the development of the design.” I bloomin’ hope so.
My problem with the first set of plans was that it was neither fish nor foul – not daring, innovative or, frankly, cool enough to please modernists, not traditional enough to please people for whom anything short of Palladian will do. It was boxy and bland and – well, a bit grey, really. I had hoped for more from a place that will be teaching the architects of tomorrow how to do it.
We can only wait and see, but, as is usual with this kind of thing, it will be a blink-and-you’ll miss it affair. Here are the details for the public exhibition:
Wednesday 23 February to Friday 25 February 2011: 11.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday 26 February: 10am to 4pm
University staff, architects and other professionals will be available to answer questions from 5pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 24 and Friday 25, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 26.
Venue: University of Greenwich, Greenwich Campus, Room 015, Ground Floor, Queen Mary Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9LS
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