true, they might be trying just a little too hard to fit too much accomodation on the one site. the tara st. station redevelopement does little to provide a contrast in scale. as a result both buildings may suffer. they will compete with each other visually in the all-important height factor.
the pyramids themselves are a surprising addition to the city. i perhaps have some reservations about their form, but they seem very crisply detailed which is always wecome.
They provide a welcome exclamation mark in the skyline.
However, nono is right – when(!) the Tara St. redevelopment goes ahead that block will be a bit obtrusive.
The block will be be a bit isolated – with much more low rise buildings surrounding it.
Perhaps the redevelopment of Hawkin’s House should be a bit more ambitious. The new roofline is an improvement but the whole building still remains stocky – maybe some sort of vertical axis would provide an echo of the Ulster Bank turrets.