St.Gallen Architecture

There are a lot of positive things to be said about St.Gallen’s beautiful old city centre, the impressive shop fronts, the stately churches and cathedral, the distinctive old manors, farm houses and residences.

However, for some reason the City authorities, the architects and the locals themselves seem to be intent on ruining all of this with concrete monstrosities completely out of character with the surroundings.

This is the latest, almost completed, St.Gallen Blood Bank. Although it is just about to be put into use, it already looks as if it was built sometime in the 1980s…

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