Saturday, 9 July 2011

Designed by a blind architect?

British architecture hit rock bottom in the sixties and early seventies. (Remember the tower blocks?) but rarely have I see a nastier, more inconsiderate and just damned well ugly piece of design than the indoor market in Oswestry.
This brick blockhouse replaced an earlier market building and sits in the market square flanked by the splendid Victorian Guildhall and the sturdy black and white Eagle pub. Who could possibly have designed something so ugly and so out of keeping with its surroundings?
Inside is a pitiful market scattered around a dreary, institutional interior.
Best option? Demolish the lot and start again.

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