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10. "RE: a helpful visual reference!"
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   Yeah, Vincent van Duysen's text does not, to me, describe the Centre Pompidou. It is very ostentatiously not woven into its place, and in fact goes to extra effort to distance itself – one could even say alienate itself – from its neighbours. It also fails to be engaging or inviting. It's very obviously a ham-handed attempt to Make A Statement. Quite unlike all the other structures in that article, which are straightforwardly form-following-function (Tour Montparnasse, BT Tower), dogged by circumstance (Vele di Scampia, Tempelhof Airport), or keeping to a particular style in an unapologetic but non-aggressive manner (Orange County Government Center, Empire State Plaza, and again Tour Montparnasse). The Orange County Government Center and Empire State Plaza both pleasantly remind me of the main campus of Simon Fraser University, all concrete and right angles.
(Most of the SFU buildings were intended by the architect to have large quantities of trailing plants overflowing the planters built into the various step-like roof-lines, which would've lent an interesting "lost jungle temple" vibe to the campus, but it's a good thing he designed them to look alright before they grew, because they never got planted. There are a few trees growing in unlikely places, including through the middle of the Student Union building, but nowhere near the originally-intended level of greenery.)


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