Candle Community Trust

Candle Community Trust

The practice were commissioned by the Candle Community Trust to create an extensive sensory garden for the young people and staff attending their property in Ballyfermot, Co. Dublin.


The Candle Community Trust provide a safe place, therapeutic space and activities that allow young people to participate and reach their full potential.


Austen Associates were commissioned in 2019 to design a sensory garden, a meditative space and active areas to enhance the exterior of the building and further enhance the opportunities available to the young people.  The garden opened in the autumn of 2020.


The practice was further retained to design and oversee the development of a new playing field using high level sports field specifications.


Recently, the building was a winner for McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects in the RIAI wellbeing category.


Garden Design, Hospitals and Recovery, Landscape Design, Places of Meaning, Places of Recovery

horticultural therapy, landscape architecture, landscape design, meditative spaces, playing field, sensory garden, therapeutic garden