Chocolate Park
REDscape Landscape & Urbanism 77 Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin 2
Groenhoedenveem 8
1019 BL Amsterdam, NL
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REDscape is a design office for landscape and urbanism that delivers solutions for spatial questions. REDscape views landscape as built artefact and not natural entity. This philosophy of design is described in the name of the office by integrating RED, the symbol of the built environment with – scape, the unbuilt environment to form an approach called REDscape. REDscape sets out to explore landscapes and urban conditions with a view to understanding and interpreting them culturally, emotionally and technically to then propose directions for change and transformation. Increasing urban expansion, higher living densities and changing global dynamics are all contributors to the increasing requirement for the careful understanding, utilisation, and interpretation of existing landscapes for the adaptation of new functions such as living, working, recreation, nature development, and water management.

Chocolate Park
REDscape was selected by Dublin City Council to design the Chocolate Park in Dublin’s Grand Canal district, also dubbed “Silicon Dock”. The innovative solution for stacking functions to make the most of the small footprint of the park emerged from discussions with the residents. Leading the process with interactive workshops with the residents and stakeholders, REDscape together with the residents, developed a program for a multifunctional green space with an interesting mix of activities. This in turn led to the idea of creating a play area in the form of a crane to make efficient use of the public realm which is a premium in the high density silicon dock.  The park’s new users also insisted on a need to be innovative, flexible and attractive for families, to make efficient use of the public realm which is a premium in the high density silicon dock.