OK, here we go again, but I have to say it looks more like a shopping centre than the iconic symbol of modern justice in Ireland. It lacks presence from a disance and up close, apart from the obvious expense of the materials employed it lacks the kind of dignity or detail one would expect of the supposedly most important public building to be built in Ireland for quiet some time. I see two senarios, firstly this is what HJL think an iconic structure looks like, which is I think the more likley senario and that thereofre this is a poor effort, or alternatively that they said: Gandon's Four Courts is quiet iconic, lets not compete with that, we don't need an iconic structure, lets give them something generic, another shopping centre, which is a position I would have far more respect for.
It was actually going well untill they put the cladding on.
PS. Don't get me wrong, as far as shopping centres go, its probably up there, looks quiet well even.