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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

New concepts to improve Belfast's river banks

Press release - 10.05.2011

Participants at the Design Charrette held last Wednesday at the Lagan Lookout in Belfast. Photo by Robin Cordiner.
New boardwalks along the river banks, a multigenerational hub and pocket parks are some of the suggested future improvements to Belfast's Laganside. The concepts came from the Cathedral Quarter Charrette, a design event held at the Lagan Lookout last week by PLACE, Northern Ireland's Architecture Centre.

Teams were made up of architects, artists, writers, community and cultural groups and planners. Each team was asked to come up with ideas for how the Laganside area might be made into a viable, inhabited promenade. Even after the improvements of the Laganside development, the area still has a low level of footfall, minimal activity in its public spaces and it remains disconnected from the city centre.