Five years on, were they right to demolish the Tricorn Centre?

Platt, Samuel (2010) Five years on, were they right to demolish the Tricorn Centre? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The principle aim of this research is to critically analyse the decision to demolish Portsmouth’s brutalist multi-use megastructure, the Tricorn Centre. Whilst it was widely accepted that the Tricorn Centre, designed by architects Owen Luder and Rodney Gordon, could no longer function without change there has been much debate as to whether renovation or demolition and replacement was the correct option. Now over five years on, and given the benefit of hindsight, the analysis of five key areas can be undertaken in order to give an informed answer to the research question. These include the buildings reputation, construction style, financial and environmental implications and also whether the Tricorn has been adequately replaced. A literature review was undertaken and a questionnaire study carried out to ascertain information not available in current literature. Therefore varying facts and opinions on this highly controversial topic are presented in order to give a well informed conclusion.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16

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