Shannon (Shannon Free Zone), Ireland, Europe
 
 
Year1959latitude: 52° 43'
longitude: -8° 52'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Ireland
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants10,000 (2016)
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature- https://www.rte.ie/archives/2018/0123/935365-shannon-a-new-town/

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 

Housing estates in Shannon
source: https://www.rte.ie/archiv es/2018/0123/935365-shann on-a-new-town/



source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Free_Zone


The concept of the duty free shop was invented here by the initiator of the Shannon Free Zone, Brendan O'Regan. In 1959 he presented the Shannon Free Zone proposal for a special manufacturing zone with tax incentives next to the Shannon Airport. This would create an attractive condition for (foreign) businesses and create employment. The Shannon Free Zone became the forerunner and the example of later SEZ's like Shenzhen, China.
For the workers at the airport and the industrial estates, a small New Town was built with terraced housing and apartment blocks.

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