rumpelstiltskin wrote:I love how people who could never design a building a fraction as good as this can do nothing but bitch and moan.
Alas, it aint a good piece of architecture. The appears to be no justification for the architecture. I wouldn't mind the facade as much if it wasn't so badly composed. The emphasis of the building as a whole is forward into the square but that is horribly contradicted by the sideways skew of the windows to the left of the photo. It's just horribly nauseating. Oh, and it lacks any sort of justification other than that the DDDA wanted some sort of Iconic architecture. If I had done something similar in a first year project it probably wouldn't have done very well.
It would have been far braver to turn over the job to an Irish company like McCullough Mulvin, Heneghan Peng, Grafton et cetera
To quote Glenn Murcutt at the recent DIT colloquim -
We only need one Frank Gehry, we only need one Zaha Hadid and we only need no Daniel Liebeskind
Spot on Glenn