Heuston South Quarter Masterplan, Dublin
Reddy A+U has had a number of prestigious major masterplanning projects and the development at Heuston South Quarter is one of the most important. the mixed use urban quarter is located in an area of immensely important historic and cultural heritage. The development includes a full mix of symbiotic functions working closely to create a new urban quarter.
The development includes residential, office, hotel, cultural and retail uses and required the development of new streets and public spaces. The 350 new residential units ensures the occupancy and lively redevelopment of the once neglected area of Dublin.
The design of Heuston South Quarter is a carefully balanced mix of living, work, culture, retail, hotel and community uses which combine to form a pedestrian-
Smaller public spaces, landscaped to provide a variety of distinct environments, offer intimate sheltered areas for residents and workers. The development is surrounded by historic landmarks and the site required a sensitive approach and close negotiation with planning authorities and heritage bodies.
Reddy A+U masterplanned the development and designed eight apartment buildings and two office buildings in the development. The long term viability of the development was key to the development and this was managed by making sure the diversity of architecture and urban form would give a depth of design and delivery. Reddy A+U, with the client, invited other architects to design the remaining buildings and managed their contributions.
The design of the apartments deliver a high standard of spatial design including dual aspect, optimum orientation, generous provision of storage and private open space including provision of shared roof gardens. High quality design goes through the entire development and the spatial standards have been applied to all apartments with a disposition of tenure types and accessibility catered for throughout.
The development includes a fully sustainable development including the largest biomass plant in Ireland, providing heating and hot water to apartments, with capacity to serve all uses covering. Office buildings incorporate triple-