The Atlantic has an interesting article on a controversial new Russian Orthodox Church and Cultural Center to be built near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The article notes that:
The project is staunchly opposed by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, who has described the architecture as “pastiche” and “mediocre.” […] In 2011, the online real-estate television station La Chaine Immo announced plans for the cathedral with enthusiasm, describing the building as a “happy marriage between tradition and modernity.”
What do you think? “Pastiche” and “mediocre” or a “happy marriage between tradition and modernity?”
A much more extensive treatment of this project from an architectural standpoint is available from ArchDaily.