New Forum for the Community

architects Bucholz McEvoy Architects
project Westmeath County Council and Library, Westmeath, Ireland
written by Shane O'Toole


At its core, architecture is an optimistic art. There is no other choice for a discipline whose purpose is to give built form to the future. It cannot exist unless architects and their clients believe in a better tomorrow, so even in the grimmest of times, when many of its practitioners are beaten down by the chill wind of economic reality, the arrival of a significant new work of architecture gives cause for cheer.