GAP is delighted to be working in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation on the ‘Reimagine’ project, which is funded by the Creative Climate Action Fund.
‘Reimagine Cloontuskert’ is the first of 3 Reimagine projects that will work with communities living in Bord na Móna villages in Roscommon, Offaly and Longford.
Cloontuskert was designed by architect Frank Gibney to house Bord na Móna workers in the 1950s.
In response to the massive changes the community is currently experiencing following the end of peat extraction, which was so central to these communities’ economic and social history, this project seeks to support the whole community to reimagine their village’s future in a way that preserves the architecture of the village and prioritises inclusive sustainable development.
GAP strongly believes that engaging with and supporting communities like these is an essential facet of a just transition away from fossil fuels. We will support the community and architects throughout to engage together in creating a project that celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of the community, and connects to the community’s own climate action goals.