Calatrava in Dublin

      Dublin and Glasgow are similar cities in terms of geographical location and climate however their response to riverside redevelopment is drastically different. Whereas Glasgow has largely forgotten its riverside, Dublin has developed a series of promenades punctuated by statement pieces such as the Samuel Beckett Bridge. This provides connections across both sides of the river but also an attraction to regenerate the surrounding area. The north side of the river is seeing faster development however the south is rapidly catching up. It was good to see local people and tourists using their riverside, rather than it just acting as a barrier to development.

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