It's going to look awful. Absolutely bloody awful.
Who on earth thought that just because we'd see it through a huge amount of windows, the MechEng building would suddenly look like a great architectural achievement? And who the hell agreed with them and threw millions of pounds at it?
Still, at least it'll look a bit better than CivEng which is, ironically, the most ugly building in college (although it has a lot of stiff opposition).
I'm not complaining about the investment - I love it when people chuck their money about. Especially when they're chucking it in my direction. I'm just complaining about what they chose to spend it on.
Is it meant to be some new kind of biosphere, so College can watch to see how a large population of students gradually go insane under contolled conditions? Or is an attempt by Imperial to blend in seemlessly with the surrounding architecture?
That's the key point in all of this ... the new management building is the main target for the money which can only be a good thing. And at least the place might look good from a distance (prospectus photos).
If it wasn't for the greenhouse, we wouldn't have the money. It's not like College is paying out for the whole thing itself.