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The winning entry in a PPP competition for the redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens, an inner city public housing scheme of 200 units in need of regeneration

The master plan provides for 400 private units, 240 affordable units, community centre, retail, new public square, rooftop playing pitch and sports hall and a new road network

Site area
16.18 ha (40 acres)


A new residential quarter with two- and three -storey duplex units which are arranged around the edge of the site to respect the scale of the surrounding artisan housing.  A mix of typologies, including live-work, duplex and one-, two- and three-bed units aim to foster a social balance within the project.

The core of the site is formed by seven- to ten-storey residential blocks above retail units which frame the public open space. A new public square adjacent to the community centre connects the public amenities and new residential and retail elements.

A realignment of the existing through road network permitted the introduction of a new community zone as a counterpoint to a retail boulevard. The landscaping scheme draws inspiration from the surrounding urban grain, road networks and parks to create a environment sensitive to the immediate context.

O'Devaney Gardens, Dublin 7