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JennyMorgan
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Re the BA, when this was raised with the BA's chairman, he did admit that planning was a learning curve, and that much had been learned from this application. I thought that to be a fair response, considering that what had been done could not be undone.

Now, if it should win an award then perhaps our planners will feel vindicated, hardly helpful.

Whether it be good or bad, open to debate, but does it enhance or debase what has long been a Broads icon?

Its no longer Norfolk, its now London. It hasn't evolved, its been thrust upon us. It lacks sympathy for its surroundings. It doesn't belong.

Jenny Morgan,
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The Broads is The Broads, it is NOT a National Park. Parliament says so!!

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Well there you go!!!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - alls well that
ends well Smile

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I've gone back and read through this thread again. A thought has just occurred to me (it happens occasionally)...if, 800 years ago, objections had been raised to peat-digging because it was not in keeping with the (then) landscape, we wouldn't be having this discussion, would we?

I don't happen to like the new build, but I only see it for a few minutes every year, as I wend my way to and from Dilham. If I lived opposite it, I might have stronger views, but I don't, and I haven't. There are plenty of other nice views for me to point my camera at.

There are also plenty of derelict and crumblings mills of which to take photographs. Is that the quaint, but unsustainable, image of the Broads that is to be preferred?

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Good or bad in this particular case is not the point.
The real issue here is that architects and planners are deeply unoriginal and invariably follow the latest fashions.
As I see it the green aspects, building products and general style of this building are pretty standard for a current individual development. Read any RIBA or CABE publication and you will find it all there. Nowadays architects more or less just cut and paste whatever and wherever the development. CAD has wiped the art and individuality from the profession.
I have not seen the building in question with my own eyes and am unqualified to comment on whether it works there or not.
Frankly Broadland has no more right to be excused the current way of doing things than any other area. If this is acceptable, it is acceptable everywhere.
As for awards... just one lot of architects / planners patting on the back another lot of architects / planners. All very incestuous and totally irrelevant.
But then I suppose they do know better than us, after all they are the professionals!  


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Apr-06-2010 @ 7:07 AM                           Permalink
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"Re the BA, when this was raised with the BA's chairman, he did admit that planning was a learning curve, and that much had been learned from this application."

I thought that the Chief Exec had a background in planning? Was he not "teaching" ?  Frown

I have seen this edifice recently, and IMHO it ain't pretty, nor is it appropriate for a Broadland vista.

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than ignorance in action.—Goethe

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But you all miss the point - what you all feel is your
personal view! In the contrary view I prefer it
certainly to a pile of rubble and I like the mix of old
and new. I like a lot of modern architecture and in my
view is an example of how you can achieve this.

Thats my opinion and I don't dislike it - its all a
matter of opinion although I do not like the
windows!!!! I think I can see what they wanted to
achieve - but the result was unsuccessful.

The alternative would have been a pile of rubble unless
any of you had put an offer in...!

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Apr-06-2010 @ 8:38 AM                           Permalink
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Poppy, he was previously in town planning, an excellent qualification for his present post.

Jenny Morgan,
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The Broads is The Broads, it is NOT a National Park. Parliament says so!!

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Apr-06-2010 @ 9:03 AM                           Permalink
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JM,  LOL

There is nothing more frightening
than ignorance in action.—Goethe

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I'll put my wooden spoon away now ;-)

This thread has always amused me for the reactions, all
of course (MM is right as usual), personal views on
taste.

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This is where the Modern Hunset should go! IMHO >>>>>>
\___/ \___/ \___/ Yes Skips!!!!! Must be the same shower of Archiects that built our Grotesque Scottish Parliament! grrrrr! Mad

Lower your windscreen!!! Ooops too late!

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