Refurbish Dublin’s most visited location
- Cliënt: Dublin City Council
- Team: REDscape (main contractor) + GKMP architects: Patrick McCabe, Michael Pike, Antoine Fourrier, Bas Poppe in association with Garland Engineers, Carron and Walsh QS and Stephen Johnson Archaeology
- Year, status: 2017
Temple Bar Square is one Dublin’s most visited locations with over 22 million visits per year. The design of the square has doubled its size as a single surface across the adjoining streets of Temple Bar, Crowne Alley and Fownes Street. The adaptation of heritage materials has been applied to include refurbished Dublin setts and Wicklow granite kerbs. The seating is finished in Kilkenny limestone. The square as well as adjoining streets have been reconfigured for universal access and recalibrated to allow maximum flexibility for cultural events. A new water system captures rainfall and recycles it for the trees in the square. The square plays a key role as an event and meeting space and forms the heart of the Temple Bar district.