Will Alsop was an Englishman, optimist, jovial, relaxed, generous, maverick, often into mischiefs, and comfortable in his own skin.
I admired his approach to architecture, society by and large, and people, particularly characterised by the wide range of individuals.
His optimism complemented his provocative attitude in an architecturally conservative city, London.
He enjoyed playfulness and colorfulness through his architecture – commercial and residential buildings, subway stations and urban master plans – as in his very large, or, smaller paintings.
His firm, aLL Design, for a long time based in Battersea – near the Thames, Battersea park, and most beautiful Albert Bridge – was a studio that acted as an anchor for a whole community, reflecting on Will’s nature.
There is no other like Will Alsop. An amazing man and a gifted architect, who believed that: “The only thing we have is our individuality. That’s what we have to give to the world!” Interested “to create spaces of delight and beauty for the man on the street”.