On a global scale we have consistently turned to fashionable styles to guide creativity within all areas of the design industry, when fashion moves on the objects that we have produced are discarded and left to collect, existing as unforgettable memories that reoccur in our minds. This idea of a rejection of fashion summates my response to the brief that asks us what has remained since the demolition of trinity car park in Gateshead. The process of demolition demonstrates our fascination with the spectacular. The pulling apart of building elements piece by piece represents a spectacular event, an event in which we imagine anti-protestor groups have occupied the site freezing construction and halting a fashionable architectural project. The demand of the groups calls for an adoption of regional characteristics in an attempt to create a more permanent landmark. The project therefore takes on a relationship between the new buildings, existing elements of the car park and the protestors.

Christopher Bentley

Part I