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Empty gestures: Starchitecture's Swan Song


Few critics have the courage to expose the work of the 'starchitects' so it is good to see Peter Buchanan doing so. But the corollary has to be to promote more deserving work. He compares Hopkins' Olympic Velodrome favourably to Hadid's Aquatic Sports Centre, but that is as far as it goes. Where do Foster and Rogers figure on his scale? One can see that from the magazine publisher's point of view, 'starchitecture' makes the best copy.

Posted date

12 August, 2017

Posted time

10:55 pm