Connecting a green city to the water
- Cliënt: Dublin City Council
- Team: REDscape, With O Connor Sutton Cronin Engineers, Howley Hayes Architects, Scott Cawley Ecologist And Build Cost Quantitiy Surveyors.
- Year, status: 2016
Public Realm Masterplan for the North Lotts and Grand Canal
The overarching ambition of the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Public Realm Masterplan is to create a world-class maritime quarter with a distinctive Dublin character. The Masterplan seeks to develop a sustainable new vision for the SDZ that connects the city with the waterfront. It proposes to improve the environmental quality of the SDZ area through new water management proposals, improving bio-diversity through the design of new parks and green streets, and seeks in particular to improve the connectivity of the city streets with a new green and animated waterfront.
This is to be created by three main recommendations;
1. The Liffey Campshires – enhancement of the Campshires both north and south of the Liffey, to provide a new urban promenade serving pedestrians and cyclists, avenues of trees to line the Liffey, and pocket public spaces along the waterfront at appropriate nodal points within the urban fabric.
2. The Floating Waterfront – activation of the waterfront with a series of floating landscapes on pontoons and boardwalks that improve walkability and connections, provide new public spaces, urban greening, recreation and cultural activities on the Liffey and other waterways.
3. The Green Waterfront – improvement of the Docklands streetscapes by creating comfortable green connections from surrounding neighbourhoods to allow easy movement of pedestrians and cyclists towards the waterfront.
The Masterplan builds on the objectives of providing a continuous promenade along the water edge through developing links to the city centre along the Camsphires, and links across the Liffey along the bridges. It sets out guidelines to redesign some of the major thoroughfares in the area to provide for more sustainable forms of transport, including Sheriff Street, East Wall Road, Ringsend Road and the Campshires. It recommends measures to improve biodiversity, retain and strengthen aspects of heritage and integrate opportunities for new arts and culture developments into the city fabric. It develops a palette of materials for the different characteristic areas and sets out a toolbox for greening the new city quarter.
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