For the architecture lovers...introducing the "Fourth Grace"

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I found this while reading news about my favorite soccer club: Liverpool FC. Anyways, I think this design is spectacular. This is the winning design for the 4th important building in the famous Liverpool Pier Head. Thus the name "Fourth Grace". Edit: The design itself is called "The Cloud" and it's by the Alsop Consortium (Will Alsop).

I can't say I love it, but how can you "criticize" someone who is pushing the building and design boundaries like this? Here are some pics. If you have any other spectacular/weird/innovative designs you want to share, please post them.



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    gilschgilsch Posts: 1,995member

    Originally posted by segovius

    Btw - gotta love Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. At first it looks a bit boring but it's a work of genius.

    It's nice. I drove by it the other day and just had to park my car to admire it. It stands out.

    I'm trying to get tix for a concert. I hear the accoustics are supposed to be amazing. The interior designed by some Japanese accoustics wizard or something.

    Edit: for those who haven't seen what Segovius was talking about....
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    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    To be the devil's advocate, while it may be a very original design, it seems too amorphous a shape to me (unlike all the other designs shown so far on this page). There's no distinct facade or balance to it. Just seems like a blob on stilts.

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