Urban Design Tutor Wins Irish Design Prize for Dublin Skatepark
7 April 2022
The Irish Concrete Society’s 39th Annual Awards awarded its top prize this year to Bartlett Tutor Enriqueta Llabres-Valls’ practice.
Urban Design MArch tutor Enriqueta Llabres-Valls’ design practice, Relational Urbanism has been recognised by the Irish Concrete Society’s 39th Annual Awards for the design and execution of ‘Le Fanu Skate and Play Park’ in Ballyfermot, Dublin.
The awards were established in 1977, and celebrate excellence in design and construction in concrete. The jury panel of construction industry professionals highlights projects in which concrete, in any form, contributes significantly to the built environment. The skatepark took the prize in the Element category (for small projects), as well as the overall annual prize.
Led by Enriqueta and Eduardo Rico, who also tutored at The Bartlett, LlabresTabony Architects originally won the tender to design the skatepark for Dublin City Council in a 2016 international design competition, beating design teams from around the world to take on the project. Relational Urbanism were the project architects, working with project engineer Robert Barry Consulting Engineers, project contractor C&A Build & Civil and suppliers Roadstone.
“The jury was extremely impressed by the smoothness of the concrete surface archived across the three-dimensional skate/BMX piazza, bowls and transitions. This is a project of complex undulations that demonstrates the careful use of in-situ concrete to create a highly successful amenity of which the community is justifiably proud.”
- Read about this and other shortlisted projects at the Irish Concrete Society’s website
- Read about the design of the skatepark
- Visit LlabresTabony Architects' website
- Visit Enriqueta Llabres-Valls’ profile
- Find out more about Urban Design MArch