The brutalist spirit of the Southbank Centre may be lost to this redesign

image © FCBS

image © FCBS

A quick glance at the new proposals for the Festival Wing of the Southbank Centre, and it all seems pretty standard for 21st century architecture. Surfaces are replete with grass and shrubs, crowds of happy shoppers waft everywhere, the inevitable child with balloons is having a smashing day out. But a closer look shows that the centre is set to be dwarfed by a glassy extension rising high above its current silhouette. What other historically important work of British architecture would be treated in such a way?

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