Galway Public Realm Strategy

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Galway is a lively medieval city on the west coast of Ireland, with an abundance of culture, tourism and history. The Public Realm Strategy sets out a bold vision which proposes a step change in quality and a restructuring of public spaces to put people first. Design is kept simple, functional and of place, allowing the public realm to be a complimentary and resilient backdrop to everything the city has to offer. The Strategy is accompanied by a set of manuals (Activity, Design and Delivery) which provide a practical tool that can be used by everyone who has a role in delivery, from the Council making strategic decisions, to the workers repairing surfacing.

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Pop up engagement event in city centre

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Public realm strategy

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Design guidance for city centre streets

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Proposal to transform the city's harbour into a lively public space

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The project involved extensive consultation with residents and visitors

City
Galway, Ireland
Use
Infrastructure
Client
Galway City Council
Status
Completed
Size
160 ha
Awards

Irish Planning Institute Design Award 2020

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Landscape: Dermot Foley

Engineer: Tobin