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Wirral Met Architecture Award??? #1007854
22nd Apr 2016 2:59pm
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Oh please, Wirral Met new college on the docs has won a "prestigious" architecture award.

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Re: Wirral Met Architecture Award??? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1007855
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It's no more than a warehouse with a few windows.

Re: Wirral Met Architecture Award??? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1007856
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Must of been from the blind society it's just another drab and dreary dock side building Hough it looks better with the tower on it lol

Re: Wirral Met Architecture Award??? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1007857
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Someone should have done a 'The emperor's got no clothes on ' job before it got this far!! Very indifferent looking place - dont know how it won anything, Ive seen cattle barns not much less attractive.

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Award must have been in the best shed category.

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now they just need to put the traffic lights back to normal

Re: Wirral Met Architecture Award??? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1007975
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For an industrial building, it looks pretty good, and it seems to do the job it was designed for pretty well, so why not?

It's certainly better than the horrible erections between the A41 and Lairds shipyard, not to mention many of the ghastly student barracks thrown up in Liverpool!

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My nephew is studying there,he started in the old building but some of them got work experience working on it & got employee of the month.I think it looks ok modern & built for purpose


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Re: Wirral Met Architecture Award??? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1008116
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digging, I can't believe your reaction to our local College being given an award for a building on that plot of land. If you knew and know Seacombe like I do, you would know how important any investment is in my old stomping ground.

Any good news for the area is a good thing, and in my view should be looked at in that way. The building is a construction campus, trades such as Painting, Decorating, Plumbing, Electrical and Joinery. Trades to get kids into work on our doorsteps, giving them a real chance, that's what the building was built for.

It might not be everybody's cup of tea, but at least a North West agency panel felt
that it deserved an award, which has raised a decent profile, in the grand old scheme of things, isn't that better than poking fun at a new building serving a purpose for the local community.


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Its not an award for the college its an architecture award by RIBA for the building design, the deciding factor for this college design was that they hadn't put up barriers between the college and the water - ground breaking stuff!

Its not even a local architects firm that designed it. Its Glen Howells that have won the award together with the client which was Peel Holdings, not the college.

The same regional award was given to ten developments so its nothing particularly special anyway.

I have not poked fun at the building, it is the award process that I have concerns with.


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Another of those instances when the word "architecture" might well be placed in quotation marks. A bit like New Brighton.

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I have no interest in awards processes, my point was the region, even by default and even as an after thought was looked at in a positive manner, I welcome that.

The community needs a focal point, 16 - 18 and older lads and girls, given an opportunity to learn real skills on their doorstep.

Don't care what it looks like, or who built it or indeed where they were from!

It's in our area and WE can use it.

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All true but Off-topic: the post is about whether it deserves an award for ARCHITECTURE.

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Well let's move to the real world.

I am on topic.

Re: Wirral Met Architecture Award??? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1008186
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We had a focal point, one of the biggest buildings on the Wirral, they chose to demolish that (Birkenhead Tech) and build trash to replace it that not only won awards but also fell apart (Conway Park Campus), they also demolished the other two main colleges (Withens Lane and Carlett Park) and built another building that fell apart (Twelve Keys).

We now have three colleges all in roughly one part of Wirral, not spread out like they used to be - and this is progress?

Knocking down buildings and building others is architectural failure, innovative redevelopment of buildings is a success.



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