Dublin Airport City Masterplan Dublin [IE]

‘Airport Central’ is an strategic new growth and development opportunity for Ireland. It comprises the development of a new business district of international scale at Dublin Airport. The concept includes the development of 30 hectares of non-operational lands at Dublin Airport. This will create a new business destination of some 300,000sq.m of office accommodation that will become the next generation employment hub in Dublin, Ireland.

The Masterplan is underpinned by several key principles that drive its physical composition; the pedestrian connectivity, the roll out and the organisation of buildings, the public realm structures, and the access and circulation for vehicles, all integrated and within an incremental, commercial and sustainable development.

The Dublin Airport Central Masterplan proposal creates a ‘green lung’ of connectivity - an east-west spine of quality public space and protected from but connected to the main Airport operations arteries.

The urban design framework consists of a number of flexible yet coherent clusters of development organised along the green lung so as to benefit from proximity, address and access to this quality public open space.

Client Dublin Airport Authority
Program Masterplan for the landside development of Dublin Airport into a business district of international scale
Time 2013 - present
Role Masterplanner
Participating parties McGarryNiÉanaighArchitects (Architecture), Atelier Dreiseitl (Landscape), ARUP (Mobility, utilities, environment), Bannon property consultants (Real Estate), Stephen Little & Associates (Statutory planning), Maurits Schaafsma (Airport consultant), Simon O’Donnell (Airport consultant)