Monday, November 12, 2012

Alphaville Revisited

News today of the 'new' Gateshead town centre. Scant details and the usual image can be viewed by following this link.

This kind of architecture is precisely what is swallowing chunks of our towns and cities and turning them into corporate spaces devoid of any sense of place, time or history. Something entirely similar is planned for Sunderland's old Vaux brewery site on a dominating position overlooking the River Wear.

The Gateshead scheme replaces this (infamous) car park below as previously covered on this blog. Follow link.

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