spoil_sport wrote:One Warrington Place? Really? A bog standard HJL job? [If I sound condescending... I make no apologies]
Speaking of HJL, I'm not personally nominating it, far from it, but I'm sure someone will mention it, so we might as well get it out of the way..... the new criminal courts
......and I'm sure someone will also mention that blasted convention centre... now, thats out of the way as well.
If we were to broaden it to "structures" rather then strictly buildings, then perhaps we could consider the Samuel Beckett bridge?
I'm really searching to end on a positive here... I would second the Sean O' Casey centre but unfortunately I do think that was 2008. Their Gaelaras in Derry was finished recently though I haven't seen it up close...
I don't reallllly think you can call it bog standard. It's well articulated with a dramatic roofline (I think the overhanging roof is actually bronze). I sense an anti-commercial sentiment here - we can't give awards to box-extensions all our lives
I'm even more surprised at your mention of the convention centre - a mind bogglingly crude pimple on the arse of the quays. now if we were giving awards in the "best building that looks like a barrel of nuclear waste tipped over onto a cardboard box" category then......