7.4.2022

A green city is a healthy city

Head of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD, Dr Karen Foley reflects on the importance of greening in an urban context.

A green city is a healthy city, and the green space in our urban areas has never been more important. As our towns and villages grow in size, open space and recreational areas will come under increasing pressure. Throughout history, the value of vegetation in the bui...

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3.3.2022

Urban greening in action – MDO Architects

McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects was awarded the Irish Green Cities Award 2021 for its ambition and innovation in the area of green landscaping and urban greening brought to its design of the Opus Building at Hanover Quay in Dublin 2. Here we catch up with David O’Brien, Senior Associate from the firm to explore their thoughts on urban greening and the More Green Cities For Europe campaign in Ireland.

Issues like climate change and the COVI...

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13.12.2021

Dublin building project receives Irish Green Cities Award 2021 for ambitious and innovative approach to green infrastructure

An Irish maritime-inspired building project has been recognised for its ambition and innovation in the area of green landscaping and urban greening, and is the winner of the Irish Green Cities Award 2021. The Opus Building at Hanover Quay in Dublin 2 was submitted by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects, who worked with Cairn Homes and AIT Urbanism + Landscape on delivering the project. The Irish Green Cities Award highlights domestic green infr...

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1.12.2021

Three green infrastruture projects shortlisted for Irish Green Cities Award 2021

The Irish Green Cities Award encourages successful, ambitious, inspiring and innovative green infrastructure projects. The Award is an initiative being delivered as part of the More Green Cities for Europe campaign. More Green Cities for Europe sees 13 European countries work together to highlight the added value of green space in urban environments. In Ireland, the programme is led by Bord Bia, in partnership with the Irish Hardy Nursery Stoc...

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22.11.2021

Dublin Landings nominated for the European Green Cities Award

Dublin Landings has been nominated for the prestigious European Green Cities Award. The project has been selected because it is an example of how we can design our cities in the future. Urbanisation and climate change call for new solutions to maintain and improve the quality of life in our cities. By specifically using green space, Dublin Landings is setting an example here.

With the nomination Dublin Landings is now competing with twelve oth...

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6.10.2021

Ambitious, inspiring and innovative ‘green’ building projects sought for European Union award

Irish Green Cities Award is part of the More Green Cities for Europe campaign, which aims to increase the proportion of green landscaping in building projects in Ireland and encourage the use of locally-grown planting stock

The More Green Cities for Europe campaign in Ireland is inviting nominations from Irish building projects that demonstrate the innovative use of green landscaping, which makes a substantial difference to people’s lives, for...

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