Re: Re: Dublin skyline
Architectural conservatism in Dublin??? Just a couple of images which might be of interest. All of the talk about how modern/high-rise buildings fit in with the Dublin skyline, reminded me of an art musuem built in Graz, Austria for when it was European capital of culture in 2003. If conservative southern Austrians can build and accept this amidst an absolute architectural paradise, why cannot Dublin manage a few nicely designed high-rises. Are we that conservative????
That building is whacky. But I agree Ireland has to be one of the most tight arsed, reserved, conservative, humourless, sexless places when it comes to contemporary architecture. Look at the new emerging Dublin docks, my favourite example. So much for Dublin been the parteeee city, looks morelike a tea party in a methodist churchyard.
Hopefully the likes of the new U2 tower, Calatrava’s 2nd bridge and the Lansdowne Road proposals, etc… will help to shed this image and fire the imaginations to produce more exciting architecture for Ireland.