Author: Ronan Phelan
Ronan Phelan leads the commercial team in STW and has also delivered many of our award-winning municipal and cultural buildings.
The proposed design connects the campus’ woodland walks to form a public park around the campus. Their manicured landscapes are ‘re-wilded’ and drawn deep into the campus in a series of green promontories that alternate with academic plazas. The plazas signify UCD’s shift away from a campus of linear walks towards one of urban squares, each of which is anchored by a heritage structure.
A sweeping timber roof covers the lofty spaces, beginning as an expansive protected outdoor commons for the entire university and ending in a dramatic event space overlooking the main entrance with views to Howth Head beyond.
Further information including a the shortlisted projects is available on Malcolm Reading Consultants competition website.