Grangegorman Urban Quarter Public Realm, Landscape & Infrastructure, Dublin Institute of Technology and Health Executive
Stage 2: Grangegorman Urban Quarter Public Realm, Landscape & Infrastructure, Dublin Institute of Technology and Health Service Executive
The Grangegorman Master Plan represents the largest higher-education campus development ever undertaken in the history of the state of Ireland, creating a vibrant new Urban Quarter for Dublin’s north inner city. It will accommodate 422,300 square meters of academic and residential buildings for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), along with replacement psychiatric facilities and new primary care facilities for Ireland’s national health care service, the Heath Service Executive (HSE), and new amenities for the local community and the wider surrounding city. The site is 73 acres which is currently used by the old St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital. It has been walled off from the rest of the city of Dublin since the early nineteenth century and is one of the largest undeveloped pieces of land in the city.
The Stage 1 Master Plan design was completed in 2009, with a high level of consensus, support and approval among the many stakeholders from DIT, HSE and the wider community. Moore Ruble Yudell’s Planning Team prepared Design Guidelines to guide the future designers in achieving a unified design while allowing the creative freedom necessary to create the future individual buildings. The future designers for key buildings will be selected through a design competition process.
The MRY Team is currently focused on the Stage 2 comprehensive design of the Public Realm spaces, preparing Construction Documents for the landscape design, infrastructure, utilities, and ancillary architectural elements of the project. Our goal is to create distinctive gateway entrances, vibrant public open spaces, landscape features and other elements that link together the different districts of the site, while reinforcing a strong and unique sense of identity for the project.
Associate Architect: DMOD Architects