Friday, May 18, 2007

Ten thoughts on modern architecture

The People's Property Award concluded last night. Here are ten of my thoughts on the buildings that made the final shortlist.

City of Manchester Stadium - One of the better new stadiums. Lacks atmosphere on match days.

Hilton Tower - A grand structure, but possibly a missed opportunity.

Imperial War Museum North - Awesome, but pretentious.

The Jerwood Centre Grasmere, for the Wordsworth Trust - Beautiful. I love slate.

Blackburn Station and Transport Interchange - It's a roof.

National Football Museum, Preston - externally horrible, but the venue is a treasure.

Aintree - Breathtaking from all angles. A worthy winner.

Jaguar House, Chester Zoo - Lovely building, but still just an animal house,

Kingsmead School - never seen it.

FACT Centre - Great building, great asset to Liverpool

No comments: