Network Rail’s new HQ building in central Milton Keynes featured in an earlier post – ‘Nearing Completion, at sunset’. I ended that post saying: ‘I confidently predict this will be a much photographed building’.
I stand by that assertion. If you are attracted to structures with strong lines then you will be drawn to this building time and time again.
You may be wondering what part of the building is creating the overlaid diagonal lines. The answer is a huge steel latticed structure that stands in front of, but detached from, the building’s angled frontage: like a massive venetian blind. This must have added considerably to the cost and I’m puzzled as to what purpose it serves – apart, of course, from the fact that in my opinion it adds to the photographic appeal of the building. For which I give thanks to the Architect!