Jamming unsuitable buildings into Dublin’s historic streetscapes will crush the texture of the city. Human stories are as important as ‘new’and ‘shiny’ architecture

6th January, 2019
Dublin city centre has a long and complex history which must not be lost in the push for development

It is heartening that the Minister for Housing’s recent Urban Development and Building Height guidelines noted the importance of ensuring that developments should respect existing historical neighbourhoods and that historic environments are not insensitively impacted by large-scale and tall buildings.

Culture and heritage is critical in any city but as a small, ancient city with more than a thousand years of complex history, Dublin is awash with it – from Viking settlement in...

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