This scheme delivers a coherent urban network of streets and spaces that respond to the existing context in terms of height, scale, connectivity and open spaces to create a new neighbourhood within Pelletstown.
The traditional housing model of urban blocks formed by streets of houses with private gardens within the depth of the block is used extensively, creating a strong public realm that is reminiscent of Dublins’ traditional red brick estates. The canal frontage is treated in a formal manner, with tall 3 storey houses providing a strong, regular streetscape, emphasising the linear character and quality of the canal. Housing blocks around the attenuation pond are organised so as to provide streetscapes that overlook the pond, and to allow pedestrian and cycle permeability.
The materiality of the scheme is a key part of its character, with red brick used on the primary streets, and a softer buff brick within the secondary spaces.