Join this walking tour of Peace Park and St Audoens Park with Architect Simon Canz
Peace Park had been closed for many years prior to this refurbishment and had suffered as a result of anti-social behaviour, which was facilitated through the previous design of the space. The landscape design for this inner city space has opened up the park, allowing for better visibility into the space, while retaining the enclosed and intimate nature of the previous design. The design also incorporates a circular plinth memorial to the Irish who fought and died in World War 1, where soil from Flanders, Belgium was unified with soil from the four provinces of Ireland.
The refurbishment and extension of St. Audoens Park, commissioned by Dublin City Council, was the first significant public realm project in medieval Dublin for at least four decades. An emphasis was placed on the history of the site and particular attention was paid to the approach to St. Audoens Church, which dates from the twelfth century, as well as the integration of the church Visitor Centre with the park and the role that the medieval City Walls play in terms of the use and enjoyment of the park.
Tour at 1pm.