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Dublin City Council’s Bridgefoot Street Park Wins International Landscape Award

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that Bridgefoot Street Park has won the Landezine International Landscape Award (LILA) in the Public Landscapes category at the annual awards. 

The park was designed by Dermot Foley Landscape Architects in collaboration with Dublin City Council Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services.

In the award statement the jury noted, “Bridgefoot Street Park is a story about public space, community participation, circular economy, and ecological measures, and, above all, it is a project that well reflects our growing care for social and environmental issues of urban open space in the 21st century.” 

“Bridgefoot Street Park is an extremely well designed hectare of urban land. As a low-cost project it demonstrates how beautiful, biodiverse public space can be made more accessible to stressed communities, making it, de-facto, a healing landscape. In terms of its regional impact, in the context of a fledgling landscape architecture profession, Bridgefoot Street Park takes landscape architecture to a new level of innovation in Ireland.”

Dublin City Council and the local community collaborated in the vision, promotion, planning, design and development of the park and this collaboration will continue in the management and operation which will be key to the success of the park.

Features of the park such as a sculptural piece by the participants of the Probationary Service Bridge Project and bird boxes by the participants of the Liberties Training Centre are exciting elements that have brought an added sense of local ownership and pride in the park.

Source: Dublin City Council

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