Madin’s library is world-class

Birmingham Central Library: world-class or a monstrosity?

Clive Dutton, Birmingham’s director of planning and regeneration, described John Madin’s existing prize-winning 1972 Central Library (News October 19) as “a concrete monstrosity” and then, equally misinformed, rules out a competition for the design of a replacement on grounds of cost and time, giving figures of cost 10 times, and ...

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