Name: Amanda Baillieu
Organisation: Building Design
Amanda Baillieu is a critic with Building Design magazine who is a long-standing commentator on architectural issues in the news. Her articles concerning the HOK Sport stadium reserved little praise for the final design and lamented a lack of audacity in the final design, released in November 2007.
"After all the waiting, it's difficult not to feel disappointed. Yes, it will be a serviceable stadium for the Games, but it's bad value for money, probably the least sustainable stadium ever built, and could become an even bigger white elephant than the Dome." (Building Design; 11/9/2007 Issue 1795, p2-2, 1/2p)