I wouldn't say it's generic for a football stadium, but I would say it's a strange and unappetising mix of the old and new. Basically the club and Meis tried too hard to pacify UNESCO and Historic England and they've come up with a not very pleasing on the eye hybrid of nineteenth century warehousiong and futuristic vision, and the materials dont blend. I doubt given what happened since that Meis wouldn't hand that design in again.What are your issues with the design?
In a nutshell that's it for me.
As I said: I had no faith (even until recently with our PL status on the line) that this would ever be completed, but now it is I'm looking more closely at the environment and the design together. The location...as I've always argued...is something that cant be bought. It is a gift that can you cant really spoil...and even this design wont spoil the overall impact of the stadium. But we could have done a lot better for £500M.