It is stretching a point to argue that our building for Isis Waterside Regeneration in Leeds, at a maximum of 14 storeys, is comparable to super-towers by Simpson, Farrell's or Wilkinson Eyre proposed elsewhere in Britain (News analysis April 7). It is in fact modest even by Leeds standards.
Contrary to Leeds Civic Trust's views, our building responds sensitively to its context: it appears taller next to other tall buildings, and low near a fine old warehouse on the canal. In between is a cascade of terraces to create a fine-grained sculptural building.
In answer to the trust's concerns about a lack of open space in the city, our building is part of a proposal to turn a car park into a city wide destination with a huge amount of high-quality public open space.
Andrew Daws, associate, CZWG