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 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…)
The success of the ‘Shopfront Improvement Scheme’, piloted in 2015 by Dublin City Council, has seen the scheme expand to a wider area in 2016. (more…)
22.07.2015Aungier Estate Walking Tour
A walking tour of the Aungier Estate, organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, took place on Thursday 9th July. Tour guides included Nicki Matthew, Architectural Conservation with Dublin City Council, and Marc Richie from the conservation office in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The tour sought to highlight the origins of 17th century Aungier Estate from the more familiar successor Georgian era, exploring it’s rich cultural heritage while also considering opportunities for the regeneration of the area.
The Mansion House was host to last week’s seminar on to mark the buildings tercentenary. (more…)
Here’s a good in-depth report on the Mansion House by RTE Nationwide which aired this week. (more…)
Light is something we all take for granted, but once captured it offers a new dimension to how we see things, and the spaces we inhabit. Kevin Street Library is about many things but primarily about the light.
29.10.2014Review of Open House Dublin 2014
Last weekend’s Open House event may be regarded as a high point in the on-going awareness raising initiative that the City Architects Conservation team have guided on Aungier Street – the first planned-suburb of the modern city commenced in 1660 outside the precinct of the medieval Castle. (more…)
10.10.2014Open House 2014 in Aungier Street
Aungier Street plays host to two of the undoubted highlights of this year’s Open House Dublin programme. On Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 October) members of City Architects’ Conservation Section will be giving guided walking tours of the area. While, for those who can’t make those tours, 9/9a Aungier Street will be also open to the public both day. Previously overlooked, the Aungier Street area has seen a marked revival of interest in recent years. City Architects have been at the centre of this activity with a report published last year and a host of other activities undertaken elsewhere on the street.
Last month saw the opening of the new tearoom in Harold’s Cross Park. The new cafe, operated by Noshington Café, sees the reuse of an existing structure, dating from 1943, which had been unused for many years. The cafe will be open 7 days a week throughout the year and is located at the western end of the park, facing Mount Jerome. It was designed by City Architects and represents the first in a series of new cafes and tearooms planned for the city by DCC Parks and Landscape Services Division.