Reply To: Roches Stores, Henry Street, Dublin
The basic problem I have with the design is that it is horizontal in emphasis, made up of massive horizontal panels.
Henry St, like every other street, is made up of a terrace – which in turn is comprised of vertical buildings or units.
Roches blatently breaks the rules as it were, and hence just bullies its way onto the streetscape screaming ‘look at me’.
If the panels were vertical, perhaps alternated with strips of vertical glass (windows) it would address the street so much better.
â‚¬50 million is a lot – to put it in context – the massive Arnotts extention, refitting and restoration cost approx â‚¬58 million.