Green Port Dublin, is a new vision for the port of Dublin and is based on the goals from the master plan for 2040 from the harbour. In the vision we propose a new interactive relationship between the port and the city of Dublin. By strengthening the integration with the city, develop a new green network and establish new nodes for cultural interaction and exchange.
A recent survey by REDscape Landscape & Urbanism comparing the development of ports in Asia and Europe has led us to demonstrate a number of spatial initiatives in the vision for Dublin Port. Our research into the relationship between the port and the city, in particular the regional logistics systems, the public space and the potential in shared investments between the port authorities and the associated cities. The findings have led to focus on a subset of smaller European ports. These offer potential for growth and restructuring.
In the vision we propose a new interactive relationship between the port and Dublin: by strengthening integration with the city, to develop a green network, and establishing new hubs for cultural interaction and exchange. The port receives every year 1,7 million visitors, where is the city sign?
In the vision, the potential of a new role for the port within the new energy economy is also rolled out. The existing demand for expanding ro-ro activities of the port is linked to a significant improvement of the ecology of the Tolka estuary. The essence of our vision in times of recession underscores a belief in carefully orchestrated change and a focus on investments that resonate, create jobs, a better city and ultimately a greater profit for port and country.
Client: Dublin Port Authority And Dublin City Council
Team: Patrick Mc Cabe, David Habets, Alexandra Zając-Kusiakiewicz