A New District for Dublin
Service / ROLE
Head of Brand Design at Ballymore
Brand & Placemaking Strategy, Identity Design, Website Design
This innovative neighbourhood draws its inspiration from the fabric of Dublin - the natural rugged beauty of the Irish landscape and the rich industrial heritage of the Docklands infused with contemporary Scandinavian architectural accents and Brooklyn loft-style design.
Working with London based creative studio Made Thought, we responded to the opportunity to create a new district for Dublin and reset the Dubliner attitude to the Northside. This campaign was the evolution of a successful commercial campaign in 2016, which attracted tenants WeWork and the NTMA, bringing a new energising spirit to the area. The aim was to position Dublin Landings as a place. The strategy responded to the need to create an iconic place with tailored personalities contained under a single identity. The Dublin landscape was part of the key theme to visually contrast the architectural details of the scheme, with a simple and iconic brand led mechanism: “Where water meets land and city meets nature.” To bring the brand to life we created a "District" brochure, capturing the boundaries between work life, home life, leisure and recreation. The result is a brand that places DBL as a new thriving neighbourhood where contemporary living and working is pioneered.
— Typeface A2 Beckett
The essence of place was enhanced by promoting the district as DBL, allowing the destination to connect people to the northbank with a new attitude.