Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland

Stephenson Gibney & Associates
Date Built
Kildare Street, Dublin
The website describes Agriculture House as having a,
" ... stripped-back grandeur in the double-height colonnade at ground floor level, with chunky exposed aggregate giving the skinny columns texture.

On the six upper floors, the precast concrete panels frame windows that appear to be quite generous." 

As a pre-cast concrete building it inevitably attracts criticism from many people who regard it as ugly.  However, the author of the builtdublin site says that others admire, " ... it’s futuristic, democratic and symbolising optimism – though I find it very beautiful and quite enjoy the view of Agriculture House peeking over Government Buildings when viewed from Merrion Street. ... As a fan of precast concrete with three-dimensional profiles, my favourite view is looking up along the facade from right beside it, seeing all the shadows and weathering and joints. It’s neat and ordered, a repeat pattern of sharp, moulded shapes."