Combining heritage and sustainability
Re-use of existing materials is a cornerstone of REDscape’s design for the square and surrounding streets. The plan is to be mainly resurfaced in refurbished Dublin setts. These were originally produced in local mines over a hundred years ago but were considered unsuitable for universal access. The city is currently removing the setts to have their tops sawn off to be re-laid as an even surface. The diorite setts have spectacular multicoloured blue, green, and grey hues. Our team sought to combine heritage with sustainability to develop a unique design with a reduced environmental impact. The re-use strategy serves the contemporary needs of a key space that receives over 22 million visitors a year.