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Best Public Space 2012: The Metals Project, Phase 1

  • Architect:
    Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Architects Department.
  • Award Type:
    Best Public Space 2012
  • Location: Dublin
The Metals Project, Phase 1

Citation

This significant public realm project utilises air-rights over a railway line to forge a new linear urban space.  Busy with cafes, seating and playgrounds it heals the century-long severance between town and sea, forming a long belvedere addressing the harbour.  Linking to gardens and streets behind, it forms an enhanced setting for both existing Town Hall and forthcoming County Library.