University College Dublin Future Campus Designs

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University College Dublin Future Campus Designs

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28 Jun 2018

University College Dublin Competition Designs

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition Shortlisted Designs

Designs from the six international competition finalists displayed in online gallery

University College Dublin (UCD) and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) revealed a digital gallery of the six shortlisted teams’ design proposals in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition.

• Diller Scofidio + Renfro (USA)
University College Dublin Competition Design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

• John Ronan Architects (USA)
University College Dublin Competition Design by John Ronan Architects

• O’Donnell + Tuomey (Ireland)
University College Dublin Competition Design by O’Donnell + Tuomey

• Steven Holl Architects (USA)
University College Dublin Competition Design by UNStudio

• Studio Libeskind (USA)
University College Dublin Competition Design by Studio Libeskind

• UNStudio (Netherlands)
University College Dublin Competition Design by Steven Holl Architects

The teams’ urban design visions for an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and concept designs for a new circa €48m Centre for Creative Design are now available to view on the competition website at: https://competitions.malcolmreading.com/universitycollegedublin/shortlist

The brief to competitors was to draw up an urban design vision that foregrounds a highly-visible and welcoming entrance precinct, and create a concept design for a charismatic yet integrated new 8,000 sqm building – the Centre for Creative Design ¬– that expresses the University’s creativity. The Future Campus project is intended to create a stronger physical presence and identity for the University within Dublin, and raise the profile of UCD nationally and internationally.

Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of University College Dublin and competition jury chair, said:

“This is an exciting, energising moment for University College Dublin. We now have six possible futures for our campus centre-stage, and all from acclaimed international teams, who are creating the most interesting and iconic architecture today.

“We are seeking comments on the design proposals from the UCD community and their feedback will be of interest to the jury, who face the absorbing task of analysing the schemes and interviewing the teams.

“This is such an important project: the jury’s choice will shape the identity of the University over the coming decades and allow UCD to realise the potential of its exceptional campus.”

University College Dublins Future Campus International Design Competition Launches
O’Reilly Hall image © University College Dublin

Professor Hugh Campbell, Professor of Architecture at University College Dublin and member of the competition jury, said:

“The brief for UCD’s Future Campus design competition asked a great deal of the shortlisted teams. The competition focuses on enhancing and enlivening our extensive green campus and on embodying UCD’s ethos of innovation and creativity in the new Centre for Creative Design.

“We are seeking an integrated design proposal that improves the experience of our campus for its users and that better connects us to our surroundings, orientating us outwards to the world and inviting our communities to engage with us.”

University College Dublins Future Campus International Design Competition Launches
UCD Belfield Core Campus Aerial View – image courtesy of Barrow Coakley Photography

Malcolm Reading, Competition Director, said:

“In commissioning an international competition, UCD has demonstrated its commitment to design excellence and confirmed its receptiveness to talent, ingenuity and imagination – as shown in the designs revealed today.

“As universities increasingly compete across national boundaries to attract gifted students and researchers, the range of facilities and the quality of experience they provide become ever-more important. Through this competition, UCD has expressed an ambitious vision for the future and moved closer to achieving it.”

The six teams (lead consultants listed in alphabetical order below with full details in the Notes to Editors) were selected in April by a panel chaired by the competition jury chair Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of University College Dublin. The shortlist was expanded from the expected five to six in recognition of the outstanding response from the international design community.

• Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US)
• John Ronan Architects (US)
• O’Donnell + Tuomey (Ireland)
• Steven Holl Architects (US)
• Studio Libeskind (US)
• UNStudio (Netherlands)

The first stage of the competition, which sought expressions of interest detailing each competitor’s proposed team and experience, attracted 98 teams from 28 countries.

Each finalist team will receive an honorarium of €40,000 for their competition work and international teams were required to team up with a local executive team for the second stage.

University College Dublins Future Campus International Design Competition Launches
UCD Belfield Core Campus and Surrounding Area – image courtesy of Barrow Coakley Photography

Known as Ireland’s Global University, University College Dublin is the country’s largest and most internationally-engaged higher education body, the destination of choice for international students coming to Ireland. It is also the most popular choice for Irish students seeking a university place in their home country.

Founded as an independent university 160 years ago by the visionary John Henry Newman, UCD has been a vital and influential force in shaping modern Ireland, both politically and culturally. UCD’s ability to foster creativity and expressiveness is reflected by alumni including the 20th century’s outstanding author, James Joyce; film maker Gabriel Byrne; and comedian Dara Ó Briain; as well as many successful architects and designers.

University College Dublins Future Campus International Design Competition Launches
UCD Research Building image © University College Dublin

The competition jury will assess the final submissions and interview the teams in July, with the winner announcement anticipated for August.

The competition is being run in accordance with EU procurement rules and the Republic of Ireland’s S.I. No. 284/2016 European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016. This architectural competition has been advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

UCD’s Future Campus International Design Competition Shortlisted Architects images / information from MRC

Previously on e-architect:

19 Apr 2018

University College Dublin Competition Shortlist

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition Shortlist

University College Dublin Competition Shortlist – excerpt below:

The six design teams:

• Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US)
Diller Scofidio Renfro
Liz Diller and Ricardo Scofidio © Abelardo Morell, Benjamin Gilmartin © Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Charles Renfro © Alessio Boni

• John Ronan Architects (US)
John Ronan Architects
John Ronan © Nathanael Filbert

• O’Donnell + Tuomey (Ireland)
O'Donnell Tuomey
Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey © Amelia Stein

• Steven Holl Architects (US)
Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl © Steven Holl Architects

• Studio Libeskind (US)
Studio Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind © Stefan Ruiz

• UNStudio (Netherlands)
UNStudio UNStudio
Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos © Inga Powilleit

Shortlist collage
University College Dublin Future Campus Shortlist
Clockwise from top left: Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey © Amelia Stein / Steven Holl © Steven Holl Architects / Liz Diller and Ricardo Scofidio © Abelardo Morell, Benjamin Gilmartin © Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Charles Renfro © Alessio Boni / Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos © Inga Powilleit / Daniel Libeskind © Stefan Ruiz / John Ronan © Nathanael Filbert

The first stage of the competition attracted 98 teams from 28 countries.

Competition website:
University College Dublin Future Campus Competition

University College Dublin Future Campus Shortlist

Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Sasaki, Scott Tallon Walker Architects, GROSS. MAX., Atelier Ten, Arup, IN2 Engineering Design Partnership and Linesight

John Ronan Architects with Arup, CLUAA, Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture and Transsolar

O’Donnell + Tuomey with Allies & Morrison, Arup, Hargreaves Associates, Superposition, Plattenbau Studio, Phil Jones Associates, Max Fordham and MLM Group

Steven Holl Architects with Brightspot Strategy, Arup, HarrisonStevens and Transsolar

Studio Libeskind with BDP, !melk, NRB and Dcon

UNStudio with Arup and REDscape Landscape & Urbanism

UCD’s Future Campus International Design Competition

UCD’s Future Campus International Design Competition

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