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"Well designed places, well designed homes, well designed public domains create value, respect, empathy between people."*

Dublin City Council is committed to using design to improve the attractiveness, liveability and sustainability of our built environment in its roles as planning authority, manager of public spaces and buildings and through its own construction projects.

Dublin City Architects is responsible for promoting design and providing architectural, urban and conservation design services to Dublin City Council. In doing this, we will:

  • Aim for Dublin’s citizens to enjoy the highest quality built environment; one that is clear, generous, appropriately scaled, positive to context, well made and which promotes access and inclusion.
  • Work to achieve excellence in the ordinary.
  • Consider places before buildings so that new developments contribute positively to public spaces.
  • Learn from the past in creating architecture that matches the quality and longevity of earlier periods.
  • Facilitate architecture that is contemporary, performs to the highest environmental standards, addresses climate change and is culturally cosmopolitan.

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08.11.2017Cultural and Corporate Projects

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Sealawn Lodge; Complete refurbishment, DCA – full service
Image by City Architects

 

Continuing our series of blog posts, giving insight into the work carried out by City Architects Division, today’s post focuses on projects that are neither Housing nor Public Realm.

They are projects relating to DCC’s Civic, Cultural or Corporate buildings and range from refurbishing and redeveloping public libraries to advising on the development of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter; or from overseeing ongoing conservation refurbishment of Dublin city’s historic buildings such as The Mansion House, City Hall and The Rates Office; to the development of a new maintenance depot.

The variety of work stems from the variety of client departments and the in-house team that handles these projects is broad-ranging in knowledge and experience. Here are some projects that the team have been involved in:

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Kevin Street Library; Refurbishment Works for Accessibility, DCA – full service
Image by City Architects
 

 

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Mansion House;  Conservation repairs to Oak Room, DCA – full service
Images by City Architects
 
 

 

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City Hall; Ceiling repair works, DCA – full service
Images by City Architects

 

 

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Rates Office; Window & Brickwork repairs, DCA – full service
Images by City Architects

 

 

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Red Stables – Artists-in-Residence Conservation refurbishment – DCA provided full service
Images by TBC

 

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