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Old 05-13-2009, 02:37 AM
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Architects not amused by Prince Charles
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The headline to this article doesn't seem to be borne out by the comments quoted from various architects. Also it seems a bit much to expect instant reaction to what was a complex (4page) discussion of the challenges faced by architects and all of us by the combined climate and credit crunch, in which he not only criticised modernists for being obsessed with form & ignoring local input into planning decisions but also classicists. The full speech is on the Prince's website.
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Well surprise, surprise, they are never amused by him. . .
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Prince Charles forces rethink over controversial 'modernist' London flats

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Prince Charles has forced the architects of a controversial 'modernist' development in west London to back down over the scheme.
The head of Qatari Diar, the company developing the west London site, bowed to pressure after the Prince of Wales wrote to the prime minister of Qatar criticising plans for the £1bn development.
Ghanim bin Saad al-Saad said he was confident that a solution to the problem could be found that would be acceptable to all parties.

Prince Charles forces rethink over controversial 'modernist' London flats | Mail Online
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:28 PM
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Coup for Charles in the fight over Chelsea Barracks - Times Online

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Old 05-26-2009, 04:56 PM
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Developers of a £1billion housing scheme on the site of the former Chelsea barracks have agreed to talks about the design after Prince Charles called it 'unsuitable'.

Qataris agree to 'listen' to Prince Charles's call for redesign of controversial Chelsea barracks | Mail Online
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:35 PM
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...oric-site.html

Prince Charles is close to victory in the battle over a £1 billion flats development in a historic part of London amid warnings his intervention could cost 5,000 jobs.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:49 AM
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Prince Charles yesterday toured a £4.2m community project that has transformed a derelict building in a deprived area of Glasgow into a thriving community hub.

Prince Charles Tours 4 2m Community Project (from The Herald )
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:58 AM
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Here are some really nice additions from yesterday,
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:11 PM
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The report does reveal the council has received more than 400 of letters of objection to the plans - and 61 in support - which it is claimed will ruin views of the historic Royal Hospital site.

Blow for Prince Charles as planners back Chelsea Barracks design | News
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How quickly things change...
12 June, one day later:
Prince Charles in shock Chelsea barracks victory | News

Plans for the £3billion Chelsea barracks development were scrapped today in an astonishing victory for Prince Charles.


Site owner Qatari Diar officially withdrew its application for Britain's most expensive housing development just a week before it was due to go before planning chiefs.
The decision follows pressure from the Prince of Wales, who had criticised the design for being too modern.

Qatari Diar, the development arm of the Qatar royal family, today released a statement exclusively to the Standard, declaring: "After extensive and ongoing consultations, Qatari Diar is withdrawing its current planning application for the site."

Qatari Diar has promised greater consultation with residents, who felt their concerns had been ignored.
Prince Charles's Foundation for the Built Environment will act as consultants on the choice of new planners.
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The report does reveal the council has received more than 400 of letters of objection to the plans - and 61 in support - which it is claimed will ruin views of the historic Royal Hospital site.

Blow for Prince Charles as planners back Chelsea Barracks design | News
The Prince of Wales has won his fight to halt a £1 billion modern flats development financed by the Qatar royal family in one of London's most historic areas.

Prince Charles wins fight with Qatar royals over Chelsea Barracks - Telegraph
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I am so glad Prince Charles won this particular fight; that monstrous buildings (as seen in the plans) would look horrible, especially next to the beautiful Royal Hospital.
Hopefully, the consultants from Price Charles's Foundation for the Built Environment will be able to design something more acceptable and suitable for the area.

Thank you for posting the links, Warren and Skydragon.
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We didn’t have to wait for long for the report from Daily Mail. It is surprisingly positive though, as are all comments but one. Quinlan Terry's version looks a lot better; I hope the final design will be something similar to it.


Victory for Prince Charles as £3billion Chelsea Barracks development is scrapped

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Prince Charles has secured a shock victory over a multi-billion pound modernist development today after plans for a luxury project at Chelsea Barracks were scrapped.
The site in the heart of London was bought for £1billion in Britain's most expensive property deal, but owners Qatari Diar withdrew their plans after a high-profile battle with the Prince of Wales.
The owners will now invite the submission of new design. It is predicted that the site could be worth £3billion once it is completed.

More than 450 complaints had been lodged with Westminster Council, and a campaign group was also launched.
Georgine Thorburn from the Chelsea Barracks' Action Group said: 'It's been ten long months of blood, sweat and tears, but it's finally paid off. We are delighted by the news.'
She added: 'We obviously wouldn't have got anywhere without the marvellous support from Prince Charles. We really are enormously grateful.'
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Having visited the Chelsea Barracks I am so pleased that that beautiful area won't be spoilt by the planned building.

That type of development has its place - but not in historical areas of London.

I do think that new developments should be in keeping with what is already there.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:24 AM
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The Prince of Wales's wondrous victory over the property developers Candy & Candy last week reaffirms his position as that great 21st-century constitutional anomaly: the Puissant Prince. A letter to his friend Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, prime minister of Qatar, was enough for Prince Charles to wreck the £1 billion plans of Candy & Candy to erect 17 hideous 221ft-high tower blocks by the River Thames in Chelsea, west London. Local residents are today toasting Prince Charles, just as the world's top Modernist architects are cursing him.

Chelsea Barracks: Thanks to Prince Charles for meddling - Telegraph
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Stop interfering in £3bn Chelsea Barracks plan, 'feudal' Prince Charles is told | Mail Online

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The Prince of Wales has been accused of 'dangerous' and 'undemocratic' political interference after his personal intervention led to plans for a £3billion London development being scrapped.
Former Planning Minister Nick Raynsford warned that Charles had acted in an 'almost feudal way' in persuading Middle Eastern developers to drop plans to turn the 13-acre former Chelsea Barracks site into a glass-and-steel complex of 552 flats.
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Stop interfering in £3bn Chelsea Barracks plan, 'feudal' Prince Charles is told | Mail Online

DailyMail.

The Prince of Wales has been accused of 'dangerous' and 'undemocratic' political interference after his personal intervention led to plans for a £3billion London development being scrapped.
Former Planning Minister Nick Raynsford warned that Charles had acted in an 'almost feudal way' in persuading Middle Eastern developers to drop plans to turn the 13-acre former Chelsea Barracks site into a glass-and-steel complex of 552 flats.
Trust Daily Mail to come up with a criticism.

However the comments at the end of the article (and their ratings) clearly show that the majority believe Charles had every right to express his opinion. Most are thankful for not letting those ugly modernist buildings spoil the otherwise beautiful area.
Few think Charles acted in a 'feudal way', and those few have received negative ratings.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...-car-park.html

Usually praised for his passionate support of the environment, the Prince of Wales has found himself the subject of criticism over plans to turn a "paradise" for wildlife into a car park.
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