2003 – Unbuilt Sligo – LAMA Architectural Competition

Architect: Grace Keeley Michael Pike Architects



The project seeks to respond to the cadence of the Sligo landscape. The landscape is characterised by the large scale of the horizons of Ben Bulben, the Atlantic and Knocknarea. The urban landscape of Sligo is defined principally by a strong urban grain, a series of long narrow plots running down to the banks of the Garavogue.

The project, therefore, seeks to draw on this large scale and this urban grain to create a single cultural entity, a new public garden that connects the Mall to the Green Fort, a new place of communication for the city.