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Le Fanu Skate-BMX and Play Park
Architect:Enriqueta Llabres Valls
Award Type:Irish Architecture Awards
This project demonstrates the importance of the provision of facilities for communities to participate in less popular sport, leisure and cultural activities. This significant public intervention enhances and expands the range of leisure facilities available to young people in the local area. The close proximity and blurred boundaries between the playground and Skate Park allows under-utilised grinding rails to double as benches for vigilant parents.
Dublin City Council are commended for expanding the provision of leisure facilities for the Ballyfermot area and the wider city community. Derived from an architectural competition, the Play Park significantly enhances Le Fanu Park and the existing Ballyfermot Sports and Leisure facilities. The competition commissioning body and their selected design team have delivered an exemplar project demonstrating active public space for all ages.