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What‘s Your Favourite British Building? 2

September 14, 2011

With regards to Your favourite British building – the Guardian has chosen 4 from a long list of candidates. So if you don‘t share the opinon of someone hiding under a nick name toasterinthebath: “It was a disappointment not to see my house on the list, it being my favourite British building”, now it‘s up to you to decide if this is:

Natural History Museum (photo by Decor-Art)

St.Pancras, London

York Minster

Natural History Museum, London

Durham Cathedral

I guess it‘s a bit disappointing for anyone who loves modern architecture – it seems most went for the good old things, yet still try and pick a building that you would like to become the eighth and final film in the Guardian series about Britain’s best buildings. By the way, you will also be able to put your questions to the architecture correspondent, Jonathan Glancey, who will answer them as he tours the chosen building.

To decide you have left one day (voting will be open until just before midnight on Thursday 15 September), so you’d better hurry up: click here to vote.

P.S. I’m not telling what I voted for, but it seems I went for the so far most favourite building.

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And the winner is…Durham Cathedral

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2013 6:21 pm

    I wonder if Durham Cathedral so stands out because it is easy to remember. Many other cathedrals have a similarity of architectural features that blur their unique identity. Without the chevron pillars would Durham be anywhere on that list?

    • July 18, 2013 6:38 pm

      Thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a comment.

      In answer to your question – there are so many beautiful cathedrals that deserve to be on this list. I guess quite a lot of its “uniqueness” is Durham cathedral’s position – how many do you know that are built so close to a river? But, yes, I do agree with you about the pillars. K.

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