Norman Foster. London City Hall.

:   :  : ::: THE FACT
It has no front or back in conventional terms. Rather, its shape is derived from a geometrically modified sphere, a shape that achieves optimum energy performance by minimising the surface area exposed to direct sunlight.

:   :  : ::: THE QUOTE
"Norman Foster’s glass monstrosity on the south bank of the Thames is a terrible insult to its neighbour, Tower Bridge, and to the Tower of London across the river. The Glass Gonad, Boris calls his new HQ, while his deputy, Kit Malthouse, is blunter, ranking it as an “architectural jerk-off”. "

 :   :  : ::: THE CRITIC
"this grey metal egg, with a helical ramp whipping up its middle, is not a normal-looking building."


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