Reply To: Poor quality, no staying power
Perhaps the collapse of confidence in Irish architects is terminal, perhaps it is reversible. But it is noticeable. I remember letters to the newspapers and indeed posts on these boards regarding the “Spike” and “why are we not using an Irish architect” type commentary, when it had been decided by open competition. Proof if proof were need that architecture in Ireland lacked confidence, the unwillingness to jeopardise their entry by going for the outrageous and the insane – play it safe at all costs.