Irish Architecture Foundation Friends are invited to join us on this weekend tour exploring placemaking in Dublin's inner city, where we will visit two public parks in historic areas of the city: Weaver Park (opened 2017) on Cork Street and Bridgefoot Street Park (opened 2022) in the Liberties. These projects were developed by Dublin City Council in collaboration with residents and stakeholders as part of an open participative process, residents of The Liberties have the lowest access to green spaces in Dublin. In 2018, Weaver Park was nominated for a European Prize for Urban Public Space. On this walking tour we will learn about the design choices, recycling of materials and the provision of multi functional performance and recreational spaces in the parks.
This special weekend tour is organised especially for IAF Friends will be led by Deirdre Prince, Executive Landscape Architect with Dublin City Council. Deirdre was a member of the Board of Management for the Grangegorman Development Agency (2013-18) and was the project manager for the redesign of the newly opened Bridgefoot Street Park in the Liberties in Dublin.
Deirdre has extensive experience in landscape consultancy, design, landscape planning application, landscape conservation and project management. She is the current chairperson of the Garden & Landscape Design Association and a Full Member of the Irish Landscape Institute.
Meeting point at the horse sculpture, Bridgefoot Street Park.
This tour is exclusively for IAF Friends. For information about our Friends plans and to become a Friend of the IAF visit https://architecturefoundation.ie/join-us/
Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.
We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.