Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lucia Pumpkin Airport

Today's Dom Post has a picture of what looks like a couple of giant pumpkins masquerading as buildings gracing it's front page today. The pumpkins are apparently going to be the new international airport terminal buildings.

Ok... So, what will be the subliminal message here? Welcome to the land of Oz? How about country bumpkins abound! And maybe during Halloween, special lights can come on giving the pumpkins a scary face.

You've got to wonder really, who even thinks of these sorts of things!

9 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

They look like pumpkins now, but before midnight, they were simply awesomely huge carriages, pulled by 6 white Airbus 380's (which turned into Cessna's on the stroke of 12) and are parked just off camera.

Grant S said...

It has to be a piss take, surely ?

I.M Fletcher said...

Grant, I think they're deadly serious. I saw it on Breakfast on TV yesterday norming and they had a 3D model of it - flying you around it.
The inside was kind of weird too. The ceiling looked like like the points of a polyhedron - all different levels.

Sus said...

The Wgtn Mayor loves it. Her council wanted something 'edgy' and 'cool'.

I wonder how much notice they'll take of objections. Any bets for trouble with the RMA?

ZenTiger said...

Q. What do you call the new Wellington Terminals when a plane lands on them?

A. Squash.

Anonymous said...

Confirms my feeling that modern architects need to be taken outside and given a good thrashing.

scott said...

Couldn't agree more with the comments above.
Can't we design a decent building any more?
What do people think of the Museum of New Zealand --Te Papa? Does anyone else think it's a bit of a mess -- lots of different styles put together in an almost random fashion?

ZenTiger said...

I like the pumpkins - but not in the context of the site. So big thumbs down.

I like some aspects of Te Papa, but the play school coloured windows down the side are gaudy and the building also doesn't reflect the habitat, nor does it speak to its purpose.

I'm no architect, but I suspect I may have picked a more suitable iconistic building even with one eye closed and the other filled with pepper spray (which is the effect of walking through Wellington on a windy day, and thus, I feel, a suitable methodology).

KG said...

Today's "edgy and cool" is tomorrow's dogs breakfast.

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