Re: Re: Dun Laoghaire Library Competition

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My point was that if you design public spaces with ‘drunks’ (how condescending) in mind you will get into a ‘barbed-wire’ complex and become too restrictive. In these islands we need to rediscover the urban; we are too hooked on some mythical rural idyll. ‘Drunks’ are part of city life; if they are anti-social, get the polis (that’s how we say it in Scotland) to deal with them, or create an atmosphere where anti-social behavour like that is unacceptable. CCN are to be commended for designing spaces to be used by the public; not the ‘left-over space’ so beloved of road engineers and corporate office architects. If DL is such an anti-social hell-hole, deal with it.

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