8 Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Posted by purnosidi
on 21/02/2017

There are various famous names in the architecture world and we can make sure that the name will be very selling for various projects. However, famous architect names cannot guarantee that the project proposal will always be approved. Some famous architects have to face the rejection for their building proposals. People can have their preference about the building design after all so the architects can be chosen based on their personal style and consideration. No matter what, finding the best contractor is a must and in Jabodetabek, Indonesia, there is no better contractor except Nikifour.

1. Norman Foster’s Floating London Airport

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

London is poor of land and new airport solution is needed so it is able to grow along with the city in the future. Adding new runway, however, will only be the short term solution. Norman Foster offers the solution for building airport with four runways on the Isle of Grain in estuary of Thames and it will be linked to the existing as well as new networks of high speed train. In the proposal, the land which would be used is not suitable for other purposes. It will also be helpful for easing good transportation directly to other container ports in Britain. Nevertheless, the proposal is rejected.

2. Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Frank Gehry proposal for Eisenhower Memorial was rejected because it was considered too flashy by the family of the former president of the USA. The family expects the memorial which is simple, affordable, and sustainable. It cannot be found from the design by Frank Gehry since the elements are not suitable to humble character of Dwight Eisenhower.

3. Bjarke Ingels’ Kimball Art Center Extension

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Bjarke Ingels Group is the architecture firm with typical design which offers innovative and futuristic architectural solution. The proposals for Kimball Art Center Extension were rejected. The first rejection was caused by the twisting structure of timber and it is out of the historic setting character. The second one is the concrete volume with large size. It is rejected because it cannot meet the strict guidelines of the Old Town planning.

4. Zaha Hadid’s Neues Stadt-Casino

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Zaha Hadid can be the most celebrated contemporary architect but she also got the rejections. Her design proposal for Neues Stadt-Casino won the competition but the public in Switzerland where the project will be executed was allows making the final decision on the project. Dominant voters rejected the proposal so the design was scrapped.

5. Rem Koolhaas’s Miami Beach Convention

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rem Koolhaas won the competition for designing the Miami Beach convention center. This was a huge project since there would be 52 acre land which must be built and one billion dollars used. According to Miami Herald, this should be the most important deal of development in the Miami Beach history. The firm proposed the design of structure with as well as slightly futuristic style. It would be suitable with other main architectural projects which could be found in the area including Herzog & de Meuron’s striking parking garage. But the project was scrapped by the new mayor and also city commission.

6. Gensler & Robert A.M. Stern’s Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Frank Gehry won the project for designing Grand Avenue Project. His firm would design the project which includes 380 apartments, 50 condominiums, 250 hotel rooms, as well as 171,000 square feet of retail area. Robert A.M. Stern was brought in by the developers but the design collaboration was rejected by the owners of the property because it was too commercial and uninspired.

7. Rem Koolhaas‘s Plaza at Santa Monica

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rem Koolhaas was working on the design of Plaza at Santa Monica with 400,000 square foot size. One step of final approval would make everything official. However, the proposal was rejected by the city council although the mayor said that it was the most perfect project for the site.

8. Steven Holl’s Cancer Care Center

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Steven Holl offers the design proposal for adding the structure which is like lantern to the Cancer Care Center in London. It should replace the 60’s block with the glass façade which has soothing atmosphere inspired by the Saint Bartholomew the Great church ambiance not far from the building. However, the proposal of structure with three stories was rejected by the committee members.

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