Re: Re: Convention centre
I really don’t know why I bother….
I’ll humour you briefly, though I suspect I know the answer Ill get:
Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
Berkeley Library, Bus Arus, UCD restaurant, Central Bank,
deBlacamMeagher’s wooden building temple bar and the the corner building at Castle Street.
O’Donnell+Tuomey’s photographic archive in Temple Bar, Ranelagh school and Cherry Orchard school, and in my opinion their almost complete community centre in East Wall is one of the best projects realised in Dublin in recent years.
Though I have my reservations about the it I’ll say Grafton’s building on Merrion Row, and also worth mentioning is their new university building in Milan, which is a genuinely fantastic project and trully of the highest international standards….
But then apparently a good gimic and a shed load of glass qualifies as architecture these days….
ok, well the berkeley library is good but not GREAT, certainly not of any international note. busaras is somewhat interesting but wasn’t built in the last twenty years and is also quite ugly really, the ucd restaurant is not really in dublin city centre, but in any case i dont much like it, and the central bank was built more than twenty years ago and is an ok but not a great building. both the de Blacam and Meagher building are very nice and very interesting, but ultimately if they were built in many other cities they wouldn’t merit much notice. it’s simply because they are surrounded by mediocrity that they are able to shine.
let me point out that i believe the conference centre is as good as or better than these, but that it is still not a great building. i do however believe that the more moderately good buildings are constructed, the less room there will be for the likes of jury’s hotel.