Scandal of Paris’s shoddy Philharmoniemain
When the new Philharmonie hall opened in January the architect Jean Nouvel asked for his name to be removed as many of its intended features had been omitted or left unfinished. He also boycotted the opening.
Two months later, Finnish journalist Janne Koskinen visited the hall and found continued shoddiness and dereliction, which he has posted on his blog, among them:
– uncovered plaster in public areas
– unfinished joinery
– parts of the interior held together by scaffold.