With 460 apartments arranged in six blocks ranging from five to fourteen storeys, the Tivway Project is set to become one of the highest density developments in Ireland. Careful consideration of the buildings massing and the integration of the open spaces will generate a sense of neighbourliness and community, positively contributing to the character and identity of Sandyford in Dublin's south.
The apartments are designed to bring the outside in, with floor to ceiling windows positioned and sized to increase solar penetration whilst maximising the provision of dual aspect units. At ground floor level, every apartment has its own private front door, animating the street level and providing for a sense of ownership and community. The treatment of the street level emphasises a clear gradation of public, semi-public and private open space through the integration of landscaping and architecture. Public spaces present a pedestrian-friendly and visually active site.
The blocks are clad in high quality materials, contributing significantly to daylight permeability while also providing an overall coherency. The introduction of colour adds to the character of the new residential community and, more directly, is embedded in a way-finding and block identity strategy. The colour palette, a spectrum ranging from teal to red, travels both vertically and horizontally across the site creating a variety of gradients within each block.
Resident amenities located on the ground floor are designed to activate Tivway, create new destinations, and fulfil the needs of an emerging community. Landscaped open spaces and pedestrian links through the site allow for a safe pedestrian route to the Stillorgan Luas stop at Blackthorn Drive as well as a connection to the future Urban Park at the junction of Carmanhall Road and Corrig Road.
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