Doyle + O’Troithigh Landscape Architecture Ltd, were commissioned to deliver the Public street (Hanover Walk) the communal courtyards and roof terraces and the sedum roof as part of the Reflector building development on Hanover Quay.
The tight nature of the site and its setting within the urban fabric provided the project team and contractors with a series of obstacles which required detailed solutions. Working as part of the project team we developed and delivered a new public street, two communal courtyards at ground level which provide the residents and users of The Reflector with a haven within the fabric of the building. The roof terraces were simplified as part of the project to establish spaces with elements which are movable allowing the end users to fashion a terrace which caters for their needs as users of the terraces.
The boundary between the new public realm and the existing streets at ground level was a challenge which required a tripartite agreement between the client, contractor and Dublin City Council. Merging the new with the old required a design at both a micro and macros level to create a series of connections across the site.
The end product is a building which enhances the public realm of this area of Dublin’s docklands and provides its residents and users with a series of amenity spaces which complement the building and the surrounding environment.