Re: Re: Dublin Fruit Market
Maybe I’m architecturally illiterate or something but the first scheme looks much better to me than the latest. The latest one looks a bit gimmicky, it jars with the fruit market buildings, I think simply because the proposed buildings are close to (distance-wise) the modest 19th century ones. It looks a bit claustrophobic. A little children’s park in front of the market would have been lovely, and very civic! Then the new buildings wouldn’t look like they are about to topple over onto the market buildings. Oh well, I know space is always an issue with these developments!
It’s so true, as someone pointed out, that the 19th century buildings really show up the blandness of the proposed ones.