Are you much into those kinds of projects Reener?
as a student graduating this year, i'm still trying to find my own red line through architecture, and what kind of designs speak to me and interest me: the combination civic offices with the bunkers DO interst me. and i would (and am) trying to let these things, like the internal garden as a meeting or waiting place, come back into my own designs.
and although i think the grey stone cladding on the civic offices and the city bank in combination with all its glass sufaces fit it's surrounding very well, but it remains a ridgid whole and lacks any fantasy on the outise. realising that when you stand inside and look around you, your mouth will fall to the ground with amazement and wonder for the beautiful environment you're in...
but personally i would also like to see a more mind chalenging building: the link garethace provided to "dimitar karanikolov" is one i can really appreciate, as well as (for example) the berliner museum by libeskind. which is also a kind of art-object on its own... the james joyce bridge is a small step to something less ridgid, as well the new design for the u2 tower...
although i do appreciate the bunkers as an object on its own... but sam messed up BIG TIME with the esb hq!
so its hard to keep doing 'right stuff', that's truth for the majority. and we have to look at and live around their mess-ups and gorgeous creations.
its nice to see that there is a future coming for the sides of dublin, away from the area "o'connelstreet-grafton street"