Dublin

Dublin

VU.CITY Dublin saves time and money for anyone involved in designing, planning and development.

Being able to show proposals clearly and in context using a 15cm accurate and fully interactive 3D model of Dublin helps maximise the chance of go-ahead for a project and its acceptance by the local community.

158sq km
MODELLED TO 15CM ACCURACY
780,359
TREES, ACCURATE TO HEIGHT & CANOPY
238,418
Buildings

Dublin is a hotbed of innovation. The planning system is set for an entire overhaul over the coming months, and VU.CITY is supporting the digital transformation of Irish planning. Local Authorities who are now to authorise approvals locally can use 3D visualization to aid them in understanding development proposals visually. 

There has been a great response from the Irish market since VU.CITY launched the Dublin model in early 2021. The value of transparency from working with VU.CITY Dublin is recognised by those working in private and public sectors. 

VU.CITY is acknowledged as the most advanced 3D model of Dublin, with users including Savills, 3D Design Bureau, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism, O'Mahony Pike Architects, Hines, Henry J Lyons and many more. 

Clients of VU.CITY’s Dublin are using the model to shape some of the largest and ambitious masterplans in Europe. The accuracy and vastness of the model, coupled with design and planning functionality and data, is helping lead to better decision-making and positive outcomes.

Those trying to push boundaries in height, are able to use VU.CITY as an evidentiary tool to show exact viewpoints and understand just how taller schemes will impact. This is key in this historically low-laying city.

The Dublin City Region plays a key role in Ireland’s economy and is home to some of the world’s leading technology companies and financial institutions. With Brexit having moved many firms to the Emerald Isle, the city is rapidly expanding and the need for well-designed and thought-out places are needed more than ever before. 

With that, housing is the main real estate theme for Dublin. A brand new 'Housing for All' Plan has been put in place. A €4 billion per year plan – with over 300,000 homes set to be delivered in Ireland by 2030. VU.CITY will help to speed up this much needed housing and ensure that good quality designs get the approval.

€500 million has recently been allocated to bring further pioneering development to Dublin. With VU.CITY, you can make better design and planning decisions for the future of Dublin.

VU.CITY Dublin: Highlights

Create, edit and assess massing

Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.

VU.CITY Consented Schemes Timeline. View all major consented schemes across Dublin.
Consented Schemes Timeline

Realise a site’s potential by viewing and assessing recently consented developments across Dublin.

Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly with VU.CITY Dublin.
Test Massing

Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.

Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Dublin model and test how they will work in situ.
Import Designs

Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Dublin model and test how they will work in situ.

Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments in VU.CITY’s model of Dublin.
Sunlight Analysis

Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments.

Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments with an accurate 3D model of Dublin.
Camera Studies

Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments. Agree on key views to analyse further.

Use an accurate 3D model of Dublin to assess where your scheme can be seen from with Zone of Theoretical Visibility.
Zone of Theoretical Visibility

Save time by eliminating unnecessary views for analysis. Understand where your scheme can be seen from and which views are critical to assess.

Work more collaboratively on designs with VU.CITY's 3D model of Dublin
Annotate with Tags

Mark up comments and actions and easily collaborate on a site or scheme with project team members.

Data Layers

Consented Schemes Timeline
Architectural Conservation Areas
Dublin City Council Development Planning
Site of Archaeological Interest
Trees
Zone of Archaeological Interest

Dublin Coverage

Can't see your area? Request coverage.  
VU.CITY is constantly expanding in coverage.

SUBMITTING A SCHEME FOR ANALYSIS

How can using VU.CITY benefit my application?

Create smart cities the smart way

VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.

VU.CITY covers the whole of London and 21 major UK and international cities.

Quickly identify and appraise sites.  VU.CITY's visualization, design functionality and planning data, allow you to optimise your designs.

Transform design and planning

Now everyone involved can have a clear, universal understanding of what’s proposed and why, in a single, secure place. VU.CITY makes decision-making democratic and fair.

Build trust and collaboration

Remove barriers and minimise risks early. Have confidence in your designs and plans. Increase buy-in for project success.

Improve
outcomes
Test out ideas in situ, from one building to a masterplan. Create your vision and submissions with confidence.
Collate site information in one place
Communicate complex spatial arrangements
Make documentation stand up and stand out
Speed up planning conversations
Strengthen relationships
Create winning submissions
Discover where there is potential for change, and help everyone easily understand what’s involved and why.
Collate site information in one place
Communicate complex spatial arrangements
Speed up the planning process
Speed up planning conversations
Strengthen relationships
Create winning submissions
Reduce guesswork and unwanted costs – make the right decisions for the right outcomes, faster.
Appraise site capacity and viability, faster
Save time and costs through collaboration
Reduce planning uncertainties; increase buy-in
Speed up the planning process with better informed decisions
Sell or lease earlier to realise profits sooner
Understand designs and plans with ease, and make decisions with clarity to benefit your city and your communities.
Make the best possible decisions, quicker
Collate site, scheme and planning information in one place
Standardise decision-making
Have informed and transparent conversations
Improve how you consult on policies and plans
Understand the cumulative effects of planning changes

In your words

“We’re bringing in architects and our clients and different consultants in one room and we’re viewing the drawing, the architecture and the massing through VU.CITY.”
Charlotte Orrell
Senior Planner at Iceni Projects
"VU.CITY provided a valuable resource on our work for Southwark Charities for an emerging scheme along Blackfriars Road in central London where, working with Fathom Architects, we were able to test different versions in context, have live discussions, and conclude the best approach."
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Rosa Gonzalez
Consultant, Landscape, Townscape & VIA - Turley
"VU.CITY allows us to convey ideas when physical engagement is not possible, assisting the decision-making process in a way in which all stakeholders can relate to the proposal and its impact in the surroundings."
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Rosa Gonzalez
Consultant, Landscape, Townscape & VIA - Turley