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A Framework to Reimagine Dublin One


Dublin City Architects invited the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to share their inspirational Design Assistance Programme and help run a pilot project with a Dublin community. This was back in 2015. Since then, City Architects developed a bespoke website (http://designframework.ie/), found a community partner (Dublin Town) and, working with the AIA and local design practitioners, progressed the pilot in Dublin’s north city centre.  Called ‘Reimagine Dublin One’, the pilot is set in the busy retail and residential district defined by Capel St, Parnell St, O’Connell St and the North Quays.

A key milestone was the public workshop held in March 2017 and the resulting Reimagine Dublin One report and design recommendations. This report reflects issues identified by the public, policy makers, community and business leaders who collaborated in the process and offers a vision for collective action. Recommendations range from short, medium and long term interventions including

The reaction to the pilot project has been overwhelmingly positive. The challenge now is to deliver on the project objectives and reimagine Dublin One so that it regains its status as one of Dublin’s premier residential and retail urban quarters, while retaining its unique character and authentic experience.

The walking tour will retrace the streets and spaces studied by the Reimagine Dublin One team and be an opportunity to discuss other ways to address the area’s challenges

The Reimagine Dublin One report can be accessed here http://designframework.ie/updates/

The tour will meet outside the IAF HQ on 15 Bachelors Walk at 11.30am. IAF Members receive priority booking by emailing shauna@architecturefoundation.ie