Re: Re: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks
It still dosen’t work…
“We should have had more faith!”
Agreed, having read some of the earlier comments on this thread, I think the moral of the story is we should have had more faith in the ablity of Irish architects, rather that looking to the “names” under some illusuion that they could do better, and the horribly shortsighted view that having a “Roche” or a “Calatrava” branded structure is somehow impressive… for the tourists.
(The ironic thing is I actually like Mateus a lot, and I beleive this project probably suffered from bad managment by the Dublin firm given charge of its construction -who’s name eludes me, although I’m open to correction on this point)
Imagine Grafton’s Bocconi sitting on this site….
(Or even imagine the real Mateus building on this site, because what’s built is not the same building that’s on the Mateus website.)