With reference to Don Grant’s letter Are we in safe hands in the Millennium Dome? (DW 17 July), let me reassure him that:
The actual body form that has been designed for the Dome has been acclaimed by everyone who sees it as a sculptural form of great beauty. The design itself is the work of Nigel Coates, Professor of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.
The true audience for the British Pavilion at Lisbon, the Portuguese public, are responding very favourably. So far we have welcomed over 500 000 guests, making the pavilion one of the most visited. To date 12 000 have registered their opinions; 72 per cent expressed a positive viewpoint saying the pavilion has changed their perceptions of Britain. Our client, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, rates this a success.
Chairman and creative director