100 Architects VS Town Planning
I might have known – London’s most inept council is responsible for the pig’s ear that will be the redesigned King’s Cross Station.
The miserable plan for the new square at King’s Cross has come about because Camden Council refused to allow any new structures, sculptures, water features or anything except the existing pavement. There are no plans to plant trees. The massive blank space will no doubt be shoved full of stalls, advertising and the kind of street junk Camden favours.
So what to do? There are calls for a campaign to pressure Camden into reversing their advice and letting Network Rail build a really imaginative square. This hilarious shortlisted CAD for the Big Pavement gives an idea of how glamorous and appealing it will look.