Seems that this particular building was another that caused a furore when it was built. Personally. I don’t find it objectionable – to my mind we need people to push the boundaries (visionaries?), to help us see what is possible – and maybe inspire us to stretch ourselves, challenging our individual boundaries, trying something new (even if it’s simply to add a little more saturation/contrast to our photographs than we might normally apply! ;)). .
It is unsettling. We expect right angles and parallel lines, and anything different looks oddly cobbled together, as if by a child. Imagine what a whole city designed in this way would look like.
to honest, I quite like the quirkiness of this particular building and like the ‘non-square’ arrangements as toying with perspective – probably down to my messing about with photoshop and sorting perspective lines!
It is different. Modern architecture has a way of not appealing to everyone. But it also depends upon the building as well.
🙂 – I think I’m a bit of a relativist so I tend to agree with you. I suspect that in a 100 years there will be great arguments if they want to pull it down.
The old floating landing stage is so deeply etched in my memory that I just can’t equate this new building with Mersey Ferries. It’s an interesting and attractive piece of architecture I think but the old wooden – green painted – Ferry Terminal is the one that says – Ferry Cross the Mersey to me. Nice to see such lovely pictures of my old stomping grounds though.
The whole quayside area is very popular tourist location nowadays.