MCNESS MEMORIAL CENTRE

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JIDGE!

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this is a long time favourite of mine. im not quite sure why, i just saw it and fell in love. its in pier st, just down from dadas, its like a youth/homeless/aa/ freako joint, scary to go inside, but worth it. Pity its not been kept in great condition. it looks like pwd, (finn,clare?) particularly the use of baby blue mosaics on the entry columns, and the exposed aggragate panels. very strong floating panel, and the way it flies off at a tangent to the sloping street is genius. nice subtle brick striations, emphasising the horizontality. the way the two contrasting halves slide over each other, with the intermediate glazing releif is just poetry. yeah!

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