It is no surprise that Libeskind’s core following are students and children who understandably mistake glitz for quality (Daniel Libeskind’s Grand Canal Square theatre in Dublin, 28 April).

Like magpies, the young and the impressionable are attracted to bright and shiny things. Hopefully their schooling will enable them to distinguish between garish fairground amusement park rides and the more refined work that constitutes thoughtful architectural design.

Jeremy Pryce