This scheme is a series of new apartment buildings and family houses on a site in central Dublin, opposite an urban park in the Liberties area. We have proposed three new buildings, ranging from six to eight storeys, designed to reflect the former industrial distillery warehouses which are characteristic of the area. The scheme, co-designed with ABK Architects, provides a total of 57 apartments with private amenity spaces and a communal courtyard, along with 320m2 of rentable non-residential space for both live/work and office/start-up space. All homes will be let at social rents and managed directly by Dublin City Council.
This forms part of the Council's programme to build over 800 new social rent homes using volumetric construction to increase build quality and reduce site time and therefore disruption to local residents. Site-applied external cladding will vary between buildings to add character and respond carefully to the local context.
Utilising volumetric construction techniques to provide 57 new affordable homes and non-residential space in Dublin.