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- 72%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (14)
- Scottish ParliamentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jan 19, 2014
The building is a nice modern-design containing a cosy little cafe. It is worth checking what exhibitions are on - sometimes gets some decent ones, or it is nice to just pop your head in and have a wander around. I went to see the Andy Warhol exhibition that was held October-November 2013 - my review of this exhibition is here: http://rbell28.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/part-i-out-and-about-in-edinburgh/Recommended for:
- Scottish ParliamentJun 21, 2013
This building cost £450 million to build and it fiercely divided opinion in Scotland for a long time! It was built to house the new Scottish Parliament but alot of people hated the design and thought it a waste of public money. I actually like the design, it's different & quirky in a lovely setting.
- Scottish ParliamentMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2May 19, 2013
Apparently the interior is amazing, but the exterior is a cautious tale for any future architect. The "curtains" on the windows look exactly like guns and the wooden sticks on the backside meant to evoke forests end up looking like prison bars. The smooth grey concrete simply does not fit the area and when I heard it was designed by a Catalan it all made sense since it would fit in perfectly and make a wonderful statement in a place like Barcelona. Edinburgh, however? Not so much.
- Scottish ParliamentMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2012
The building has been the subject of much controversy for its design. If you go inside you can read about the architect's vision of the building as a living tree. There are also tours of the building.
- Scottish ParliamentJul 04, 2012
It was very unfortunate that Scottish Parliament was closed when I was there. At least the atrium should have been open with some guides there to explain a few things. The exterior of the building is certainly a curiosity. It's hard to take seriously a decision making body when its building is not as exalted as more famous capital buildings.