Heuston Station Masterplan

  • Client:CIE Group
    Site area:16.2 ha / 40 acres approx.
    Budget:n/a
    Timeframe:August-October 2011

    In collaboration with MOLA Architecture Heuston Station is Ireland’s busiest rail station and a historical gateway to Dublin City Centre. Áit was appointed as landscape architects to a multi-disciplinary master planning team.

    Áit developed Green Infrastructure (G.I.) strategies to set high standards of sustainable urban design, including a target of 50% plus green roof coverage and porous street concepts.

    The spine of the public realm will be a riverside park along the Liffey. The riverside park will provide a bridge between the canalised river of the city centre and the soft bucolic river valley upstream.

    The riverside park will in itself be a mosaic of waterfront landscape reflecting the existing form of the river bank and new urban uses adjoining. Commencing as a boardwalk cantilevered from the stone quay walls; then a wide promenade or mall with play and social spaces. A river terrace steps into the water with a slipway for canoes and kayaks.

    The river terrace will be the central civic and gathering space of the new neighbourhood with adjoining café/kiosks and a flexible space for events and markets.

    Beyond the river terrace the park becomes a soft and sylvan corridor. The riparian or bankside vegetation is retained and hard landscape is minimised to a footpath and cycleway and occasional platforms for fishing and sitting over the water.

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Contact Details

Daibhi Mac Domhnaill
Fumbally Exchange,
Fumbally Square,
Dublin 8,
Ireland

t: 087 7596581
e: daibhi@ait-place.ie