Shipwreck off Margate

Spence Associates and Snøhetta teamed up to produce this ambitious design for the Turner Contemporary in Margate. Rather than building on the land earmarked by the council, they proposed a building on the sea.

As the Turner Contemporary slips into oblivion and the public's worst fears about iconic architecture are confirmed, Ellen Bennett uncovers a saga of vaulting ambition, a designer usurped and £6 million down the pan

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