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Good design? The DRMM website homepage, 24 Mar 2015

Sadie Morgan, of dRMM de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects, has been appointed ‘chair’ of the HS2 Design Panel.

[Sadie Morgan to chair HS2 Design Panel, Enda Mullen, Birmingham Post online, 24 March 2015]

[…] She said: “The fact I am an architect gives me a good oversight – because this role is all-encompassing, from ticketing to toilets.

[…] Ms Morgan’s appointment coincides with the publication of HS2’s Design Vision document, which aims to provide a framework going forward to engineering, architectural and design teams.

[…] “We have to make sure everything works intuitively and well for everyone and all elements are fit for purpose but sensitive to context.

“The overriding feature is what good design looks like.

What good design looks like, seems to depend on who is doing the looking. HS2’s Head of Architecture, Laura Kidd, has some strange ideas on the topic. She was involved with the design of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1), which resulted in ‘Tesco value viaducts’, and carbuncles such as Stratford International station.

What good design looks like? HS1 Stratford International railway station

What good design looks like? HS1 Stratford International railway station

Siobhan Sharpe of Perfect Curve

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Written by beleben

March 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm

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