Reply To: Spire shortlisted for Stirling Prize
I think you have a point Modular Man. It is architecture in terms of its role within the rejuvenation of the whole street and the way in which it re-emphasises the axis of O’Connell Street – Henry Street and Earl Street. (I though I heard that there had been a little bit of disquiet about the lack of sculptors involvement in the competition, because the original AAI competition in 1988 had been for architects and sculptors collaborating together.) Surely high quality architecture should be of a sculptural nature anyway?! The Gherkin certainly is.