Last years of continuous changes have taught us that many things are simply unpredictable. Functional or aesthetical durability is now measured not in decades or centuries but in several years periods to minimize cost of eventual defeat. New strategies of designing and planning are in trial stage. They need to fulfil all the needs here and now but in case of their revision easily disappear or transform. An example which is worth to follow is Marineterrein in Amsterdam.
An old Polish saying that we can’t dicuss tastes, senses of style, is probably one of the most defensive sentences human invented. We can’t discuss which means that we have to accept all these plastic flowerpots looking like Corinthian capital, peach plaster on public buildings and bowers from OBI. We shrug our shoulders, well, someone may like it. I recommend visit the Netherlands to change your minds.