Ballyfermot Play Park Design Competition Winner Unveiled

Competition Winner, Relational Urbanism

We’re delighted to see that Dublin City Council’s Parks Dept and the Irish Architecture Foundation have announced a winner for their design competition for a Play Park in Ballyfermot’s Le Fanu Park. The winner is Relational Urbanism, a multi-disciplinary architecture firm based in London who have experience in designing urban landscapes and spaces which meet social and environmental needs.

The design guidelines for the new play park were directly shaped and influenced by a programme of community engagement events led by the Irish Architecture Foundation and enabled by The Matheson Foundation over the summer of 2015. Check out IAF’s short film HERE about the competition, community facilitation and behind the scenes with the jury.

We would like to congratulate Enriqueta, Eduardo and the entire team at Relational Urbanism for their hard work and innovative approach to the project. We would like to thank our partners Irish Architecture Foundation and The Matheson Foundation for supporting the community facilitation, competition and continuing public programme. We are looking forward to the completion of the park in 2017.

For more information on the winning entry, click HERE.

The Play Park project has been funded by the Matheson Foundation in partnership with Dublin City Council and the IAF and will combine a play area and skate/BMX park in Ballyfermot.