Birmingham New Street station review: a 'value-engineered' icon

Birmingham New Street station review: a 'value-engineered' icon

It may be an improvement on the old station, with a light-flooded atrium and a huge concourse, but the Foreign Office Architects project is a very British trade-off

When a young London-based duo won an international competition for the Yokohama ferry terminal in Japan in 1995, there was a collective gasp of incredulity. The shock was not only that the couple, still in their early 30s, could land a £150m port project on the other side of the world, but that their design was unlike anything seen before.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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