Lord Mayor Chu presented the winners of “My Vision for Dublin” competition

The winners of the primary school Dublin City Development Plan Poster Competition “My Vision for Dublin…” got presented by Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu. The event held in the gardens of the Mansion House.

Lord Mayor Chu said: “The creativity and vision displayed from the 232 students who submitted posters was really inspiring. It was so important that during the consultation process, that we heard from children, to learn more about what they want for their city and how they believe we can make it an even better place to live.”

The first place was won by Sam MacLoughlin (10). His poster incorporates key issues such as renewable energy, eco transport, green infrastructure, repurposing of existing buildings, and biodiversity. It communicates an inclusive and diverse future for Dublin City that will benefit all citizens between 2022 and 2028.

Katelyn Fleming (11), won the second place with her unique view of the streets and parks in Dublin. The judges were particularly impressed with the overall quality of the drawing and this represents Dublin City very well with houses, parks, a playground, shops, recycling, green energy, charging points and the Spire, reports Dublin People.

The third place was won by Saoirse Ní Mhaolchoille (11). The judges said: “Saoirse’s vision showcases the sense of community and amenities that can be delivered through high-quality apartment design. The panel noted the proximity to green spaces and easy access to local services/ facilities, and active travel as critical elements of the built environment to improve compact-city liveability, all of which Saoirse has excellently illustrated in her poster”.

The three winning posters will be featured in the Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028.

Photo credit Conor McCabe Photography.