zaha hadid proposal denied approval
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 contents.’



zaha hadid proposal denied approval

zaha hadid proposal denied approval

via cpluv

  • i agreed with her because with the current modern construction technology will might stop our creativity in creating new thing esp building. So this building is awesome

    zoha hashim kuala lumpur says:
  • ‘ultimately, no matter how cool the
    intervention (and it is), architects need to be more responsible in responding to a site and its
    contents.’ all said =) says:
  • at least the architects have the oportunity to build they’re proyects and responsible organisms controling them…here in south america are dark and hidden entities that tie the hands of architects trying to do things

    batman says:
  • lets face it.. zaha hadid is an absolutly amazing architect.. her truely unique style has put both her and modern architecture on the map.

    i my opinion this beautiful piece of modern architecture is just a little much for the environment.. just seems overwhelming for some reason


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