French architect Paul Andreu may be one of the hottest - and most controversial - architects operating in the region, but he is not a man to compromise. Valid suggestions were always welcome but he had little time for 'jealousy and stupidity', Mr Andreu said yesterday as he launched Stanley Ho Hung-sun's new casino project. 'Some of the things well said have been integrated into our thinking,' he said. 'But I didn't try to compromise. I am not a man of compromise. I try to hear the people and understand what they tell me.' Mr Andreu's comments followed controversy surrounding his design for the National Theatre in Beijing, and the collapse last May of the curved roof on his Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, which left four people dead. The half-transparent egg-shaped theatre, being built west of Tiananmen Square and due for completion this year, has been criticised for being insensitive to Beijing's weather.