Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They gather in public if you give them a good place to do it – Jan Gehl
Procurement of Design Team
Design Team Appointed
Design & Planning Process
A reimagined and redesigned Potato Market will be a ‘game changer’ for Carlow Town. This transformational project will refocus and overhaul this crucial urban location within the Town Core, breathing new life into the space and surrounding businesses. The change will be measurable in terms of both its visual appearance and uplift to the main business area.
The redesign of Potato Market will utilise one of the most plentiful features of any town, which is its streets. They are places that connect and bring people together and in the case of Potato Market the reallocation of space back to the public domain will be the catalyst for wider urban regeneration and prosperity.
A transformed derelict site, this multipurpose space offers endless possibilities for event organisers, providing an accessible and inclusive focal space ...
These changes will have the cumulative benefit of creating routes around the Town Centre which can be used for physical activity ...
The quality of place that is envisaged will attract not only those wishing to use it for its transient benefits but also people who want to dwell and interact ...
Has the potential to be recognised as an exemplar for connectivity between a towns public transport node, an educational campus and a revamped urban centre ...