UCD Future Campus shortlist

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s team has been shortlisted in University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition. Out of 98 submissions from 28 countries the jury unanimously selected a shortlist of six.

O’Donnell + Tuomey are joined by Allies and Morrison, Arup, Hargreaves Associates, Superposition, Plattenbau Studio, Phil Jones Associates, Max Fordham, Horganlynch and MLM Group.
A new masterplan for UCD entrance precinct will cover nearly 24 hectares of University land (with a further five hectares of land under the stewardship of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council). This masterplan will include a new Centre for Creative Design, “a charismatic yet well-integrated architectural addition – a maker space that is a living learning lab – that will promote inter-disciplinary engagement.”
Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of University College Dublin and competition jury chair, said:

“We are interested in the outstanding.

“In holding this competition, we are seeking a design that will become an icon for the University – representing our vision to create something extraordinary and brilliant.

“The competition affords us a rare moment, to transform the campus in a way that promotes a strong sense of community and inspires students and faculty, visitors and local innovators to explore new ways of learning and thinking.”

More information here.