The Sainsbury Wing (5)

I must say I was a tiny bit surprised that eight of the previous Presidents of the RIBA took it upon themselves to condemn the planned changes to the Sainsbury Wing, not least because I do not recall the architectural profession being especially protective of its merits in the past, not least, as it happens, the past Presidents of the RIBA, who turned down suggestions that Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown might be awarded its Gold Medal, which was proposed year after year during their time.

So, why the volte face ?

They can’t be especially well informed about what is currently proposed since I didn’t spot any of them at the lecture in which Annabelle Selldorf explained the detail of her latest plans – at a lecture at the RIBA.


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