1991

The renewal of Temple Bar involved the regeneration of an underutilised and run-down area (28 acres) in the centre of Dublin city. This involved considerable urban design intervention, including the creation of new squares and streets. The main theme of the renewal was the enhancement of cultural infrastructure. The result has been the creation of a 24 hour mixed-use area, which includes entertainment, residential, commercial and cultural functions. In terms of planning and architectural innovation an architectural competition was held in 1991 to provide a framework plan for the development of the area. The competion was won by a group of young Irish architectural practices which...