john edward meagher
Partner , deBlacam and Meagher Architects , Dublin , Ireland .
PS , apologies I mean Enzo Gutzeit to the RIGHT ! John Meagher .
Helsinki when approached from the sea has a very beautiful waterfront townscape , the Market Square with its 19c white stone and stucco buildings as a backdrop with the Cathedral peeking up behind , the end of the park of Esplanadi to the left and the well considered brilliant masterpiece of Aalto's Enzo Gutzeit Hq building to the left also in white stone ( marble ) and the red brick and stone Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral peering over from behind . This proposed Guggenheim Museum , with its dark materials is a complete affront to the city and its citizens and architectural historical context . Hopefully the City Councillors will vote NO ! John Meagher , FRIAI RIBA .
Comment on: Rogers renews attack on garden city plans
Richard Rogers is absolutly correct , I live in Dublin which expanded out into the countryside resulting in Ghost Towns , long commuting , resulting in enviromental pollution , human stress and misery , while the city is full of brownfield sites , I am afraid politicians and planners alike simply do not understand ordinary common sense !! John Meagher FRIAI RIBA
Anyone proposing to plant trees in any city should be actively encouraged no matter where the trees are to be planted , nature does not need us , we need it ! John Meagher FRIAI RIBA
Anyone who has experienced Steven Holl's Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki , a city rich with Architectural gems will concludeu up that he should not be permitted to build anything near St Barts ! John Meagher , FRIAI. RIBA