Historic charm with modern function— the new Dublin garage is a garden for gathering.
The garage takes design cues from the nearby library to create a cohesive aesthetic. The design also responds to elements such as the dry-laid stone walls found in the nearby context of the historic core and Veterans Memorial Park.
Designed for human scale
Featuring a living green wall at the pedestrian level, the design of the garage places value on a human scale and a diversity of experiences for the surrounding area. The garage shares a site with the adjacent Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch. A public plaza and gardens mediate the space between the two buildings offering a place of respite.
The garage is a four-story structure, accommodating 548 parking spaces, which will be distributed between public and library parking. It also contains a bike hub on the northwest corner, which provides covered parking racks for bicycle users.
A garden garage
The lower level is clad in modular trellis panels which are covered with a combination of English Ivy, Climbing Hydrangea and Trumpet Honeysuckle, to ensure year-round coverage. This lower level façade treatment creates a living green wall at the pedestrian level.
Benefits of the green wall include lowering surface and air temperatures and creating shade along the surface, as well as capturing air pollutants and particulate matter to improve air quality. Aesthetically this surface provides a soft, natural texture that is pleasing to the eye.