Winner of the 2009 RIAI Silver Medal for Housing, this project is a proven benchmark for high density urban architecture, creating an exemplary housing project with a variety of apartment and tenure typologies.
Hanover Quay has been described as a truly sustainable development, one which remains attractive for both families and couples to live in, and a development which carefully and creatively includes retail and commercial accommodation. The south facing ground floor areas that overlook Grand Canal Basin are occupied by a variety of popular cafes and restaurants, which animate the public realm, and provide a social infrastructure for the wider community.
The project comprises two urban blocks, stretching from the Grand Canal Basin to the south, to Sir John Rogersons Quay to the north. The buildings are organised around two courtyards, and step in scale from four to eight storeys in response to the scale and orientation of the surrounding public realm. The development provides many different unit types to suit different users, including a significant number of family orientated, ground level, own door units, which animate the public realm.