Re: Re: Irish Architecture Awards 2009 – Public choice award

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de Blacam & Meaghers Abbeyleix library conservation project.

Exceptional attention to detail .. finely though out project, but two major let downs…

The ‘modern extension’ to the street side is completely disproportionate, insensitive and unnecessary IMHO. If the intention was to create a sense of an ‘external art gallery’ which its being used for, i think more creative use for the existing three arches could have been applied…. arches that have , incredibly, been partially obscured by this extension

also, the idea to plan italian cypress trees “to compliment the building” was an erroneous one. They add simply to detach the building from the rest of the town environ. Deciduous broad leafs should have been used to compliment the existing main street……

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