NEAR MERRION GATES
In July 2009 the Irish Times reported that the Elmpark mixed-use development had won an award for being an outstanding development from the US-based Urban Land Institute.
This complex took four years to complete at a cost of 310 million euros. It comprises of a hospital, hotel, offices, apartments, a leisure centre, restaurant and seven acres of public garden. Orientation of buildings along a north-south axis provides maximum constant daylight and open views of the nearby mountains and sea.