Halfway Roundabout, Co. Cork

This design proposal for the Halfway roundabout seeks to dramatise this location as a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way with a nod to the motif for the Wild Atlantic Way – The jagged peaks of the coastline have been reimagined in the landform of the roundabout. These peaks are to be created from an alternating pattern of gravel and grass, a direct reference to the rugged coastline of cliffs and crags of the west coast, all set within a designed grid.

The accompanying planting palette is composed of flowering Crab Apple Trees with a loose form. The understory planting is created from “wild” perennials and ornamental grasses – set within the defining grid of the overall design. The colour composition of the perennial species will have predominantly red flowers – a subtle reference to the colours of Cork.

Photo Credits Benson Russel