The competition project brief asked for 260-300 student bedrooms to be organised into 8 person apartments with some individual and married student accommodation. A small health centre, sports hall, squash courts and a visitor centre incorporating a new entrance from the north boundary of the campus on Pearse Street. The site is highly restricted and the design proposed a six storey courtyard with two apartments per side with the kitchen/living spaces pushed out into the courtyard to encourage visual contact between apartments. The roof consisted of a "village" of individual student houses with external circulation. A new entrance to the College was set back from Pearse Street and opened into a long double height exhibition hall with adjacent souvenir shop. The hall connected through to the historic College printworks with its Doric portico addressing the campus.
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|