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Monday, May 01, 2006
CABE slams Gehry scheme
Anothe example of the generally toothless CABE flexing its muscles against a high-profile architect. One of my first year tutors many moons ago, Selina Mason (now head of design review at CABE) has called Gehry's controversial and curvy high-rise scheme for Brighton and Hove 'banal' due to the quality of the public realm. When will developers learn that at the end of the day, their schemes will fail or succeed due to the quality of the ground-level public spaces and integration with the surrounding area, no matter how glamorous the stuff above head-height may be? (from Planning, subs only)

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