A Public Consultation Workshop regarding the design of a Civic Space at College Green
16 November 2016 MANSION HOUSE Round Room 18.00 - 21.30
Refreshments on arrival
Dublin City Council in association with the National Transport Authority and assisted by ‘Happenings’ will be hosting a public discussion workshop regarding the design of a Civic Plaza at College Green.
The aim is to convene a public forum where citizens, interested parties, focus groups and designers can identify and discuss the challenges and opportunities at College Green. The discussions will inform the brief for the designers to be appointed for College Green.
The Design of a Civic Space:
In considering the challenge that the design of a Civic Space at College Green poses, the issues to be raised and discussed will include: Historic context – relating to existing monuments, art Activation of the space – relating to events, temporary use, night time experience Hard & soft infrastructure – greening and planting, seating and other permanent / temporary ‘furniture’ and signage User accessibility – relating to universal design, pedestrian / cycling experience
The reconfiguring of the streetscape through the construction of the LUAS Cross City and the reorganising of through traffic at College Green offers the opportunity for Dublin to regain an urban space of prime civic importance and for that space to be of National and International significance.