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Originally posted by bunch
what site on bachelor’s quay are you talking about, i can’t think of any site there available for development??
I’m not just saying this to be difficult, but I can’t actually specify the development, all I can say is think the western end of Bachelor’s Quay – and if any old buildings come to mind that look out of place and semi-derelict, you’re probably right.
–> with regards the Watergold Building, I think it’s description relating to the Addams Family House, is probably a good one, but it looks like it with post-modern style. I do like this building because it is reminiscent of some sort of semi-Gothic ye olde European design mixed with modernity. I think too often architects in their desire to capture the modern edge, only really capture the modern trend (eg. Spencer Dock, Dublin; Cork City Hall extension) but some of the nicest buildings around, and which stand the test of time are those older buildings with intricate designs within a design, a classic example is the Cura Building on Paul Street (next to the Paul Street Car Park). I like the idea of engaging the classic, elegant and eye-holding characteristics of old with the edgy, progressive and sleek designs of nowadays. I think the Watergold Building, in some misconstruded way, attempts to catch this.