REDscape is pleased to announce that its design for the Marina Park for phase 1 in collaboration with our colleagues at Okra landscape architects has been delivered. As Ireland’s first water park, it plays a key role in climate resistance for the docklands area. During storm surges and cloud burst events large volumes of storm water can be stored in the park, transforming its appearance and making climate resistance a visible, living experience. Water forms the basis of the Marina Park and REDscape designed its fluid motion of pathways, planting and waterways to recall the Lee’s former wetland area. A piece of the former Agricultural Show Ground Building has become the inspiration for a focal pavilion in the centre of the park, its brash colour underpinning the traditional colours of this great city.
REDscape Landscape & Urbanism has won the selection to design the revitalised public realm for the Georgian Quarter in Mitchelstown, County Cork. The Georgian Quarter has an ambitious, historic layout, which underpins the town’s identity and is unique in Ireland. The area includes a large urban square, garden square and multiple streets. The project is a collaboration with a team of specialists including, Tobin Engineers, Fox Moloney Engineers, Minogue Environmental Consultants, Repucon Tourism Consultants, James Bourke Architects, Archer Archaeologists and Signify Lighting Specialists. REDscape looks forward to working with the people of Mitchelstown, its stakeholders and the client to bring this exciting project to fruition.
REDscape Landscape & Urbanism together with Dingeman Deijs Architects have been selected as finalists for the Flemish National Architects' Call 004207. A masterplan is to be prepared for the former recreational park “ Vianderdomein ” of about 11 ha . The park was developed in the interwar period and holds many cultural memories for the people of Tienen in Belgium. Its landscape qualities and features continue to be highly valued as a resource for the city. We look forward to delivering an ecologically innovative plan in a co creation with stakeholders.
The history of parks is often the history of regenerating contaminated or unusable sites. REDscape has been selected to integrate a waste location into a community park in Leusden, the Netherlands. Originally planned as a high rise complex, the site is to be transformed with an innovative design solution into a landmark park. We relish these opportunities to rediscover spaces and make them accessible for communities.
Remote working is globally rediscovering the fantastic potential of small towns and villages to live and work. With this comes an expectation of sustainable mobility, a carbon neutral economy, climate adapted spaces, a healthier lifestyle and a public realm that works better for the whole community. REDscape has been selected to develop public realm masterplans for the towns of Askeaton and Bruff in Ireland. Two communities with a built heritage of a 1000 years. Preparing for the future, starting now.
Green streetscapes aren't determined by what’s above the ground, but what’s beneath it. A lack utility policy is often the unseen cause of unhealthy trees in our cities with meagre tree pits and no room to grow. We wanted to address this issue up front in our public realm design for a new housing project of 250 units in Galway, IRL. In collaboration with OBB architects we delivered a 30-50 year growth profile for all streetscapes. Out of sight, but not out of mind.
Lecture by Patrick Mc Cabe - joins a panel of professionals organised by the Irish wildlife Trust, to talk about nature in the city and his plans for enhancing Dublin’s rivers. March 1st 2021 at 7pm GMT.
How to shape the relationship between city and landscape by exploring the potential of rivers is again very topical.
Patrick will discuss in his lecture the potentials of flood protection to catalyze new green and red developments at different scales for the city. Based on his study for the Camac River he shows how these principles can be applied more widely to different cities.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pbNhf3QlQCSEZl0-eXA2jQ
REDscape was invited by the city of Amsterdam to develop a vision for a 4ha park in a closed competition. It formed a collaboration with Dingeman Deijs Architects and Sjef Jansen, ecologist. The extensive remit requested a full design to include a rain-proof solution for the adjacent high-density development of 2000 apartments, ecological links at the scale of the city, a program of activities and play areas, and concept designs for bridges and a pavilion.
The project exemplifies how parks need to work at many levels not just to provide great places, but to address climate adaptation and biodiversity for the sustainable city. REDscape was praised for its conceptual approach and narrowly ranked second. The team was pleased to have participated on such a challenging project and looks forward to new challenges. See for more info: https://www.redscape.nl/portfolio/buiksloterdijk-park/?lang=en
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.