Re: Re: Convention centre

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It’s one of the few distinctive buildings that have appeared in Dublin in the last 10 or 20 years. It has the potential to achieve some sort of iconic status. Maybe that’s overstating it but I’d be happy to see anything displace the false skyscraper cluster behind George’s Quay as a symbol of modern Dublin.

Modern convention centres are always going to be somewhat bulky; this design doesn’t attempt to hide the bulk – function before form – but distracts you from it with the intersecting cylinder. It is striking and the blandness of the north docks needs more striking modern buildings. I guess I like it – certainly relatively to the neighbouring modern buildings.

To say that it’s “the ugliest building ever seen. EVER” must be .. like .. the supidist .. like.. thing ever like written… EVER.

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