zaha hadid proposal denied approval
jul 13, 2008
zaha hadid proposal denied approval

zaha hadid’s extension proposal for the middle east centre in st. antony’s college in oxford
has been denied approval by the commission for architecture and the built environment
(CABE). the building proposal was to be clad in white Corian®, bridging the two existing
victorian buildings. hadid came under fire from the commission who wrote in their report,
‘it appears unfortunate to position the archive and reading room behind the large south
facing window; we wonder whether full sunlight and overheating could potentially compromise
the usability of this space.’ in reaction, cpluv suggests ‘ultimately, no matter how cool the
intervention (and it is), architects need to be more responsible in responding to a site and its



via cpluv

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