Philharmonie de Paris: a grand design turned £300m ‘bottomless pit’ | World news | guardian.co.uk

A model of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. Photograph: Jean Ayissi/AFP/Getty Images

A model of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. Photograph: Jean Ayissi/AFP/Getty Images

The part of the story behind iconic buildings that they never tell you: diverting funds from other urban projects of higher priority:

“The extravagant metal-encased building, likened to a stack of giant paving stones reflecting the city, is the latest Paris creation by the French “starchitect” Jean Nouvel, whose previous designs include the Institut du Monde Arabe and the controversial Quai Branly ethnographic museum.”

Read the whole story by Angelique Chrisafis in The Guardian:

Philharmonie de Paris: a grand design turned £300m ‘bottomless pit’ | World news | guardian.co.uk.

About Ares

Ares Kalandides holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Studies from the National Technical University of Athens. He is the founder and CEO of Inpolis, an international consultancy based in Berlin, Germany and has implement several projects around the world. Ares teaches Urban Economics at the Technical University in Berlin and Metropolitan Studies at NYU Berlin.
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