Dublin City Council has presented and exciting and creative design renewing College Green as a civic space in the heart of Dublin. This new pedestrian priority space will significantly improve the quality of the city’s public realm. (more…)
The IFI will be hosting a panel discussion on architecture, city planning and environmental policy following a screening of Matt Tyranauer’s new documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City Sunday May 7th at 16.00. Panellists will include Councillor Ciarán Cuffe, Dublin City Councillor for the North Inner City, Natalie de Róiste, City Organiser Jane’s Walk Dublin, town planner and architectural historian and Alan Mee, Lecturer in urban design, School of Architecture, planning and Environmental Policy, UCD.
The documentary chronicles journalist, author and activist Jane Jacobs as she wrote her seminal work, The Death and Life of Great American Cities in 1961. Jacobs helped to change the way we consider urban living; viewing cities as holistic networks of people functioning as distinct yet connected communities.
Tickets for the screening and panel discussion are on sale now at www.ifi.ie or by calling the IFI box office on 01-6793477.
Imagine College Green as Dublin’s most important Public Space. A Public Consultation Workshop regarding the design of a Civic Space at College Green. (more…)
21.10.2016DCC Beta – Report 2016
This report presents the key outcomes, findings and recommendations from the delivery of DCC Beta over 3.5 years. (more…)
The first images of the design for the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter were presented as part of an update to Dublin City Council’s Culture Recreation & Amenity Strategic Policy Committee last week. (more…)
24.09.2015DCC Beta at Pecha Kucha
We’re delighted that the DCC Beta project which has been developed and run by Shane Waring in City Architects Division over recent years is featuring as part of tonight’s Pecha Kucha event at the Sugar Club. It’s an opportunity to get an insight into how trialling and participation can work in developing new urban projects in the city.
During Dublin City Architects recent and ongoing research of The Aungier Estate we discovered what we believe to be one of the earliest surviving original 1893 Charles E. Goad’s Fire insurance plans of Dublin City centre.
The historic fire insurance plans were found right here in Dublin City Council Offices on Wood Quay. The plans were entrusted to the councils Law Department after being salvaged from the basement in City Hall, which at the time was being cleared of its contents.
19.06.2015Urban Redevelopment Authority
Dublin City Council through City Architects has been building links with Singapore, a city that applies a strong design focus in urban development. City Architect Ali Grehan was invited to Singapore recently to see the impressive work being done by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and share insights about Dublin’s design approach. In addition to making a presentation to the Centre for Liveable Cities Ali did an interview for the URA’s publication Skyline, an edited version of which is published today and can be found here.
The full Q&A is below.
27.04.2015Peadar Kearney House, Railway Street
“Located in the one of the most disadvantaged areas of Dublin’s inner city, the regeneration of Liberty House (renamed Peadar Kearney House) has been a flagship project in the Integrated Area Plan that the City Council adopted for the north east inner city.