The competition site sits to the rear of the 19th century zoology building on the eastern end of the campus. The brief was described as "emerging" and was a highly ambitious imagining of a combination of engineering and computing subjects and their interaction never yet achieved. So important was this project to the University (they described it as "pivotal" ) we concluded that the building needs both a main entrance to the historic campus green and also a an entrance to the rear lane with student encouraged to walk between the two. The historic Zoology building however dominated the western approach so we proposed a ramp to a new lower entrance within the existing building plinth by-passing Zoology above. This gave way to an atrium where all the activities of the building could be on display. On the roof was a roof garden of greenhouses extracting air from laboratories below.
The project was submitted in association with Taylor Architects of Castlebar.
|Architects||Richard Murphy Architects in association with Taylor Architects of Castlebar|
|Client||Trinity College Dublin|