Parkgate Street, Dublin
The concept for this project is based on delivering a high quality residential mixed-use development that responds to its context to create an integrated, permeable, and sustainable development. The proposed scheme responds to the site and the surrounding city in several ways. Unlike other riverfront developments in Dublin this site is not cut off from the Liffey by the flow of traffic. The design embraces this opportunity by opening key urban spaces onto the riverfront for residents and the community to enjoy. The proposed buildings make visual connections to neighbouring landmarks such as the Criminal Courts of Justice, Heuston Station, Kilmainham and entrance to the Phoenix Park.
The scheme will provide a positive identity to the locality by providing a quality residential mixed-use development and a city landmark which enhances the area and announces the Heuston Gateway to the city. The flagship building on the development – the 29 Storey Residential tower block – uses the curvature of the site on its eastern side to bring strong edge to Parkgate Street. The proposed development will provide much needed modern residential accommodation in this underutilised city centre location. A range of apartment types are provided, including studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, that will typically cater for small families, young professionals, and migratory workers. The open spaces provide access for both public and residential communal, whilst incorporating existing features of the site such as the stone wall, turret and gable of historic buildings fronting onto the River Liffey.