The practice completed masterplan public realm design for a neighbourhood quarter of the Belmayne development in Malahide.
The landscape masterplan includes a neighbourhood park, 7 extensive roof and courtyard gardens at various levels to the apartment/retail complexes and comprehensive street tree planting proposals. A central piazza has been designed to act as an urban square/focal point for the surrounding development and includes a custom designed water jet fountain.
The plan has been designed to provide the opportunity for local residents to enjoy outdoor living in close proximity to their homes. Recreational features include park space and garden spaces, a playground, running track, petanque courts, putting greens, fixed chess tables, a handball wall and a basketball court. There are also soft grass areas for lying-out, pick-nicking and playing games.
Courtyard design took inspiration from Mondrian’s paintings using grid-like formats of squares and rectangles painted mostly as solid colours. Elsewhere, another main courtyard uses angles to lay out the space with the design being driven primarily by the layout of the surrounding buildings.
Upper storey courtyards and roof gardens are laid out to traditional garden designs and incorporate fitness activities, lawn space, and sheltered space for meetings and outdoor cooking.
The central piazza uses a leaf motif as the basis for the design of the water feature which is a series of jets set in to the paving. The associated seating is designed to organic shapes referencing water and a changing local landscape.