Is Busáras really a masterpeice?


Sir, – If Ellen Rowley thinks Busáaras is “a masterpiece of modern architecture” (“Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1948 - Busáras by Michael Scotts”, June 27th) she has obviously never tried to catch a bus there. I am tired of this building being held up as one of the greatest exponents of modern architecture in Ireland in a “king has no clothes” manner. Was it just a minor oversight by the designer that the actual place the bus is going to is always indicated at the front, rather than the back. All form, no function. – Yours, etc, LIAM RYAN Architect, Ballina/Killaloe, Co Tipperary.