New Transport Museum at Riverside

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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby droschke7 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:40 pm

I can't see what technological knowledge or lack thereof has to do with the fact that Cars, Bikes and Motorbikes are perched anywhere between 6 and 16 feet up a wall, hanging from the roof or up a ramp, where no one can see them at all, and to have the smallest car (the BMW Isetta) on the top shelf is just ludicrous. The whole thing is a total shambles which appears to have been designed by a 5 year old. The on redeeming factor is the outside of the building its self (but not the couple of square metres they are calling a car park)which is not bad at all.
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby applemaca » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:01 pm

At the end of the day I think what pisses me off most is £74,000,000 plus has been spent (most of it flowing down river and out of the city) and they didn't even come close to getting it right!

I wonder how much it would have cost to build a simple rectangular shed with twice the floor space this building has? I'll bet it wouldn't have been close to £74,000,000.
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Josef » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:00 pm

You don't hire Zahid to design a functional building. Any competent architect can do that for a fraction of the price. You hire her to make A Statement, and put your city on the map.

The transport museum used to occupy the interior is neither here nor there.
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Doorstop » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:14 pm

Putting your city on the map with pretty boxes that hold no substance, and which subsequently leave the people who travel to see said contents of boxes disappointed seems to defeat the purpose, in my less than educated opinion.

The remit was surely for a transport museum that looks pretty, not for a shiny thing that could be used to hold a transport museum?
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby RDR » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:17 pm

Doorstop wrote:Putting your city on the map with pretty boxes that hold no substance, and which subsequently leave the people who travel to see said contents of boxes disappointed seems to defeat the purpose, in my less than educated opinion.

The remit was surely for a transport museum that looks pretty, not for a shiny thing that could be used to hold a transport museum?


Absolutely and fundementally right in my equally uneducated view.
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:56 pm

RDR wrote:
Doorstop wrote:Putting your city on the map with pretty boxes that hold no substance, and which subsequently leave the people who travel to see said contents of boxes disappointed seems to defeat the purpose, in my less than educated opinion.

The remit was surely for a transport museum that looks pretty, not for a shiny thing that could be used to hold a transport museum?


Absolutely and fundementally right in my equally uneducated view.


And it's only a matter of time before the 'Statement' roof leaks :wink:
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Josef » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:21 pm

Doorstop wrote:The remit was surely for a transport museum that looks pretty, not for a shiny thing that could be used to hold a transport museum?


I'm presuming you mean "The remit should surely have been..."
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:32 pm

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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Josef » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:45 pm

I'm presuming you mean one of the preceding posts.

The only grievance I could possibly have will come when the Weegies complain of Edinburgh bias when the rest of Scotland refuses to pay in entirety for Glasgow's face-saving distractions from the fact that they will insist on demolishing their genuinely distinguishing architecture for marquee-name, could-be-anywhere-frankly baubles.
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:49 pm

Does anyone know if a delegation of Councillors went on a jolly to any of Zaha Hahid's other buildings elsewhere before awarding this contract?
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Josef » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:52 pm

I have, by sheer coincidence, seen most of Zahid's buildings. I like all of them. But that's beside the point.

Innsbruck is possibly the closest comparison. Funicular railway line. Beautiful exteriors, starkly functional interior.
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:54 pm

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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:57 pm

OK. On a serious note (not that Lanza isn't serious). Why pay top dollar for a shed, a warehouse?

Aren't the exhibits what matter, the box just a shell to keep the rain out?
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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Josef » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:03 pm

Replace all Zahid references with Z Hadid in the above posts.

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Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

Postby Josef » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:06 pm

The Egg Man wrote:OK. On a serious note (not that Lanza isn't serious). Why pay top dollar for a shed, a warehouse?

Aren't the exhibits what matter, the box just a shell to keep the rain out?


Josef wrote:You don't hire Zahid to design a functional building. Any competent architect can do that for a fraction of the price. You hire her to make A Statement, and put your city on the map.

The transport museum used to occupy the interior is neither here nor there.


I did mean that.
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