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Hostel on Abbey Street Upper, Dublin

Planning permission granted for a 560-bed hostel at 35- 36 Abbey Street Upper and Abbey Cottages, Dublin designed by HKR Architects. The 4,406 sqm scheme includes demolition of existing buildings and construction of a nine-storey tourism hostel comprising 560 beds with dining facilities, café, bar, reception area and meeting rooms.

Shangan Avenue Social Housing 2

Shangan Avenue, Dublin Social Housing

Design: FKL Architects

Analysis of the site suggested a continuation of a linear organisation along the new street edge, extending the strategy established by the Ballymun master plan.

The concept resolved into a formal proposition that twists and bends in response to various site conditions and brief requirements, to provide a coherent and integrated response which embeds itself into the existing and emerging context.

Primary School Extension in Crumlin

Extension to Primary School Crumlin

Design: Mary Laheen Architects. The new extension is located at the street edge of the site on a busy road leading from the city centre to the west. The limited site necessitated a three- or four-storey building located towards the edge of the existing playground and therefore the provision of play space at roof level.

Sean Treacy House Dublin Social Housing

Sean Treacy House: Dublin Social Housing

Design: Paul Keogh Architects

Commissioned by Dublin City Council to replace a number of derelict 1960s flat blocks with a mixed tenure social housing development comprising apartments, houses and own door duplexes. This project redefines the neglected streetscape and creates a new shared and secure garden for the residents and their children.