Re: Re: Aai Awards 2005
In contemporary Ireland I would say that providing space is the main objective of most involved in the built environment field. The wording of your question is very interesting and of course the primary focus of architecture is to design structures for various facets of life. Projects that are conceived as ‘monumental projects’ more often than not fail to acheive that objective, if all the implications on lives of the users of the building along with those affected by the structure are well considered a quality piece of architecture will emerge. It is unlikely to look like a monument and probably sadly unlikely to maximise its financial value but its users and design team will be all the better for it.