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Your views: More condemnation of Renzo Piano's Ronchamp meddling

Renzo’s intrusion on Ronchamp masterpiece is another example of unwanted religious intrusion, argues John Meagher

I congratulate William JR Curtis for his excellent critique of the destruction of the landscape and ill-conceived interventions at the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp (AR August 2012).

It is all the more surprising that the distinguished architect Renzo Piano has carried out this totally insensitive work. I recall visiting there in the early ’60s. The place was magic. Now ‘official religion’ has indeed reaped its revenge on the genius that was Le Corbusier. The Catholic Church has a history of this type of shocking behaviour, as I know only too well from experience.

John Meagher, de Blacam & Meagher Architects, Dublin, Ireland

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