Architecture at the Edge Festival: Ripple Paradise Garden Tour – Sunday, October 8
Visit Greenhills’ Paradise Garden – a climate friendly intergenerational amenity space that was co-designed and built during the Ripple project funded by Creative Ireland.
The west of Ireland’s largest architecture festival is celebrating its return with the theme ‘Re-Mapping’ as a focal point.
From 29 September – 08 October, the Architecture at the Edge Festival returns with a critical and climate-friendly festival programme that will embrace a wide range of tours, exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, and more.
This year, the festival is set to have the perfect host for its showcase exhibitions, with a range of works to be displayed at the Printworks Gallery, Galway for the duration of the event. The RIAI President, Charlotte Sheridan will formally open the Festival. In total, the festival will extend over 10 days with over +50 events that revolve around the social, cultural and climatic contexts that characterise Galway and Mayo, and its built environment. It will explore spaces for re-mapping, with an increased focus on the relationship between built form and the landscape
About The Ripple Paradise Garden Event
Public green spaces, common in housing estates throughout Ireland, represent a significant untapped resource for climate action, through their potential transformation as water resilient, productive and socially cohesive public spaces.
Ripple was one of fifteen projects supported by the first Creative Ireland Climate Action Call. UCD Centre for Irish Towns was the lead applicant in collaboration with Ballina Green Town, artist Ríonach Ní Néill, and a local community in Greenhills Estate, Ballina.
In this session you are invited to visit Greenhills’ Paradise Garden – the climate friendly intergenerational amenity space that was co-designed and built during the Ripple project. It is a haven for wildlife, provides nature based play, and crucially slows rainwater through a series of rills, wells and natural attenuation features on its way to the river.
Event Organiser: UCD Centre for Irish Towns
Architecture at the Edge – Mayo Programme
In Mayo eleven works from the Ballinglen Collection will feature at The Ballinglen Museum of Art in Ballycastle. Reimagine Belmullet, an initiative of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s nationwide Reimagine placemaking programme will illustrate the planned origin of the 19th century market town of Belmullet. Recipient of a New European Bauhaus Award, the Ripple Paradise Garden Tour is presented with the Greenhills community, and nature-based solutions will be explored at the Moy Catchment Area Geodesign Project and the GreenRoofCraft Workshop, supported by HeritACT.