Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Horror in Plain View

New annex, Scoglio della Regina, Livorno
The brilliant minds that are shaping the Livorno of the future have built an annex to the historic building of the “Scoglio della Regina” that is the definition itself of “eyesore”, at the cost of seven million euro.
New annex, Scoglio della Regina, Livorno
Not far, just next to the Terrazza Mascagni, we already have an aquarium that looks like a supermax: so the “penitentiary” fad is becoming the norm for our lungomare.

See also: A “Horror” Revisited - Acquario di Livorno - Largo Bellavista - The End of Summer?
External links: Sette milioni per lo scoglio della Regina, è il naufragio del bello (Il Tirreno, in Italian)

15 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

As it stands now, very 1970's. Perhaps it will look better if they bring in a master plaster expert to coat the exterior and then paint it that lovely classical yellow! Do you know what the plans are?

Revrunner said...

Eesh! What were they thinking?!

Taken For Granted said...

I could not agree with you more. What sort of architect would design an addition which has no soul or grace? Your town is beautiful, but this is not.

William Kendall said...

There's a term in English for that: facepalm. This seems to apply.

Jack said...

VP, I wish I could think of something nice to say about this building, but words escape me.

Randy said...

Looks like some of the jails that I've seen here and in Arizona.

Lowell said...

Prison, penitentiary, jail ... they all fit this unhappy place. Your politicians sound very much like ours!

cieldequimper said...

Well if they had built it the same height, added a roof like the existing one, it could have worked... I do hope they'll paint it yellow with trompe-l’œil green shutters...

Dina said...

Gasp!

Halcyon said...

I agree, this is not the nicest architectural style. :(

Luis Gomez said...

I am so with yo VP. This is just wrong!

Rob the frog said...

WTF???

Karl Demetz said...

What should I say, VP?
Bella Italia!?

José Mendonça said...

Is there any hope the new Mayor will not approve more of this? :-)

Stefan Jansson said...

No awards for this one I think.