Is Starchitecture Over?
Dyckoff writes, "First impressions: crikey, it's austere. Nottingham Contemporary, the city's long-awaited new modern art gallery, might well be roofed in gold and fringed in lace, but when you first spy it, turning the corner from Middle Pavement, you're greeted with a wall of precast concrete, tinted pale green (yes, green concrete) but precast concrete all the same. The local papers have called it a concrete bunker and on a drizzly Friday in November you can see why. This, ladies and gentlemen, is an anti-icon."