Reply To: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks
I agree with you AlanD on your general point.
When it comes to signature architects, you only have to look at Calatrava’s Blackhall Place Bridge to see how forgettable these things can be.
When you see what he’s done in Valencia, Lyon and with the Athens Olympic Stadium – you just know the Dublin bridge (Even though I do like it) would never even feature in a retrospective of his best work.
Is it better to have a bog-standard Calatrava than a great Ian Ritchie work (The Spire) or an Irish architect’s masterpiece?