Parkgate Street, Dublin
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism have been commissioned to develop the prestigious site on the banks of the River Liffey at the junction of Parkgate Street and Wolfe Tone Quay. The development will be visible throughout the cities riverbank walkways and will act as a significant marker at the culmination of Chesterfield Avenue, the processional route through the Phoenix Park. Its location near the Criminal Courts of Justice, Heuston Station, Kilmainham and the Phoenix Park will make it a highly desirable location for residential accommodation and commercial enterprise.
The concept for the scheme is based on delivering a high quality residential mixed-use development that responds to its unique context to create an integrated, permeable, and sustainable piece of urban architecture on a very significant city site. The design centers around two south facing open courtyards for both private amenity and public realm that both connect Parkgate street directly to the river and open views towards Heuston Station, the first of its kind in Dublin. The architecture wraps around both courtyards rising towards the city and to the apex of the site where a landmark 29 storey tower is placed, signifying the arrival to a major city centre gateway scheme.
The scheme will provide homes for circa 1500 people in 481 (Build To Rent) apartments, offering a mix of Studio, 1 bed and 2 Bed Apartments. The apartments are designed to optimize site orientation and aspect to the River and City creating a very desirable city centre location for people to live in. The scheme is complimented with 3698sqm of Office Space, 444 sqm of Food and Beverage and 214sqm of Retail space and 144sqm of co-working space including a new space for cultural uses and events creating a highly active piece of new city within Dublin 8.