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RIAI Design Review for Sandy Road Galway
Design Review Information
The RIAI was commissioned by the Land Development Agency (LDA), in partnership with the Galway City Council (GCC), to undertake a Design Review for the Sandy Road site and to bring Architects’ expertise to identify the site’s potential to inform, guide and shape local and regional planning policy going forward. The 8.63 hectares (20 acres) of land at Sandy Road will involve the creation of a new neighbourhood and will be the largest single urban regeneration project to take place in the city.
The objective of the Design Review process is the revitalisation of the brownfield site, delivering affordable homes and creating a sustainable urban neighbourhood. Central to the regeneration of the land is establishing an attractive living space for the future including vibrant, pedestrian friendly streets and developing new cycle routes to Galway city and other major employment locations.
The Design Review was undertaken by five RIAI Registered Architects - Dr. Alice Casey MRIAI, TAKA Architects; Paul Mannion FRIAI, Scott Tallon Walker Architects; Jonny McKenna MRIAI, Metropolitan Workshop; Valerie Mulvin FRIAI, McCullough Mulvin Architects and Michael Pike MRIAI, GKMP Architects. Each Architect has put forward different proposals and visions that show a range of possible ideas for the site. All of the submissions involve the creation of a new urban quarter with high quality housing alongside workspace and commercial hubs.