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Grand Canal Square - Dublin Docklands, Dublin, Ireland 
Friday 28 Aug 2009
 
Walk the red carpet 
 
Tim Crocker 2007 
 
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Major public open space located on the Dublin Docklands 

Grand Canal Square rolls out the red carpet to the world as the centerpiece of the Dublin Docklands’ emblematic revitalization. Completed in June 2007, the square fronts on the Grand Canal basin in front of the new Cultural Arts Performance Centre designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind.

In keeping with its 'celebrity' setting, a red 'carpet' rolls into the square, spilling the magic of the theatre into the public space and down to the water’s edge. This carpet is made from bright red resin-glass paving that reflects and captures light during the day. Eight-meter high, red 'pick-up stick' light poles stand on the carpet at various angles providing dramatic light at night.

Redevelopment of Grand Canal Square has created a new address for the site and for Dublin. It is a destination for communal celebrations and has visibly raised the bar for what can be done by other designers and developers in terms of urban regeneration for the city. The City’s new 24/7 square accurately interprets and exemplifies Dublin’s optimistic metropolitan energy.

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Martha Schwartz Partners
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