With a global population of more than 6.5 billion people, Ireland is a big country with a complex urban environment, with a growing urban population and an increasingly mobile population.
In 2017, the country had more people than China, India and the United States combined.
It has seen a rise in housing construction, with an estimated 1.8 million new dwellings built over the past year.
However, a large part of this growth has come in the form of new housing construction.
Architectural design in Ireland has traditionally focused on building housing, but as urbanisation has increased and the number of dwellings in Ireland’s cities has fallen, the emphasis has shifted to providing new, flexible, affordable housing for all those living in the cities.
“As the population of Dublin and Limerick has grown, so has the need for new housing in Dublin, and we need to make the best use of our buildings, says Margo O’Brien, head of planning and urban design at the Dublin City Council.”
This is not something we have had to do before and is an area where we are looking to make some changes.
“We are looking at the design of the new developments and are working closely with architects to ensure we can take advantage of the technology and techniques that are being used to provide the best possible conditions for people to live, work and play in the city.”
New designs are being considered for many of the sites that will be under construction, and the design process will continue in the coming months.
O’Briens team are working on a new design for the Bishopsgate complex, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
They are also exploring the possibility of designing the new city centre for the Dún Laoghaire, but that would mean building the entire building.
“The process is still being designed but we are already working with architects on the design and we are still exploring different ideas,” she said.
“There are many more sites to be considered and we will be announcing the designs in the months ahead.”
The city has also been given the go-ahead to use a mix of urban design and design-led developments, including the development of the Dublin Institute of Technology campus.
Dublin City Council has also announced plans to create an Innovation Zone at a number of sites in the area, which will provide a new environment for the city’s start-up industries and creative industries.