Author: Ronan Phelan
Ronan leads the commercial team in STW. He is a strong advocate of good Architectural design being the most direct route to delivering high quality, cost effective solutions that exceed client expectations.
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.