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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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21.11.2017College Green – an update!

View 3 Towards BOI RevisedCollege Green Plaza; Architect: Paul Keogh Architects & Dixon Jones Architects
Image by: Philip Kelly – Sketchrender 3D Visualisation


Dublin City Council has confirmed that a further period of public consultation will take place on its proposals for the development of College Green as a civic plaza. This follows the submission of further information requested by An Bord Pleanála regarding the effects of the proposed development on the environment and the impact of the ancillary traffic management measures required.  This further submission from Dublin City Council included an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and contained significant additional data, hence the decision to engage in further consultation.

The public consultation process will start on 16th November for a three-week period. Details will be announced in the national press and the submission will be available for inspection at An Bord Pleanála (64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1), at Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices (Wood Quay, Dublin 8) and on its website. Submissions or further observations in relation to the further information may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála by 7th December 2017.

Following the close of the inspection period and consideration by An Bord Pleanala of the submissions/observations received it will be a matter for An Bord to decide whether or not to hold an oral hearing.  If they do so decide, it is anticipated that an oral hearing could be held sometime early in the New Year.


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