Detailed plans for Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, which will be anchored by a new City Library, were presented in City Hall, today, Monday 10 September. (more…)
There has been discussion and reportage in the media recently on Dublin City Council’s flat complex regeneration plans, with particular focus on complexes built between 1930 and 1950.
To clarify, Dublin City Council has not planned the demolition of any of the blocks designed by Herbert Simms (aside from those already being redeveloped as part of the Teresa’s Gardens regeneration programme) nor planned de-listing of these blocks and there is no current suggestion of changing this position. (more…)
27.03.2018Ranelagh Triangle Civic Space
The South East Area office commissioned the services of the City Architects Public Realm Team to design a public realm improvement scheme for the Ranelagh Triangle. The project brief was to reconsider the memorial to Deidre Kelly, local historian and activist, which, had ongoing issues regarding maintenance and suitability and to improve the existing public space. The re-imagined memorial was agreed with the Kelly family.(more…)
21.11.2017College Green – an update!
Image by: Philip Kelly – Sketchrender 3D Visualisation
post updated 06/10/17: image credit for O’Connell St & Kilmainham
Dublin City Council is the principal custodian of the city’s public realm; ‘it co-ordinates and permits development by others’ and this is guided through policy documents such as the 2012 Public Realm Strategy (Your City Your Space) and City Centre Public Realm Masterplan 2016.
10.05.2017Design for College Green Announced
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…)