Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Surprisingly (to myself most of all), I’ve got to say that I agree with Shane on this one. If churches have to be converted, I’d much prefer they became public buildings instead of private spaces with crazy membership fees. For a reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, I’d feel so much better about it if it was a public pool that was going in, and not some fancy-pants private operation. Strange.
Anyway, here’s a pic of a former Dominican church turned into a bookstore by Dutch architects Merkx + Girod. True, it’s not a library, but I have to admit it’s pretty tasty looking (I haven’t included the photo of the cafe section that includes a table in the shape of a crucifix – you’ll just have to look up their website for that particular detail!). Hopefully if/when the Jesuits is adapted, it’s to as high a standard as this.