Linear Park Along the Liffey Dublin 2008
With West8 Landscape Architects and Arup

Dublin is a city surrounded by water but with no connection to it. The Liffey Quays are used as traffic arteries so that the banks of the river are hard to access. In addition the river acts as a wind corridor in winter making it inhospitable. This project sought to address this by creating a linear park along the Liffey in the docklands. The hard surfaces of the ground and buildings would be softened by a double line of mature trees which would reduce the impact of the wind and provide shelter. The occasional remaining warehouse would be converted to amenity and cultural uses.