DKIT Hospitality Training Building

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is a 36 Ha campus situated in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, halfway between Dublin and Belfast (each approximately 80 kilometres away). The campus is 800 metres from the main Dublin Belfast road and 3 minutes drive from the M1 motorway to Dublin. Hospitality Studies is part of the School of Business and Humanities.


Client
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Location
Dundalk, Ireland

Status
In Use

Area
2,425 sq.m


Expertise

The two-storey Hospitality Training Building was designed as a wrap-around formation attached to the end of the existing MPC Building with which it combines to provide other broader functions.

Our aim was to design a building to not only meet the Client’s specific brief but to create one filled with daylight juxtaposed with interconnecting vertical and horizontal voids (light wells and glazed screens),combined with a simple palette of white planes, oak doors, screens and wall panels, grey-framed windows and off-white brickwork panels externally.

The result is a building of quiet, sophisticated character and simple clarity, setting a modern, fresh style for the future campus buildings and projecting a new and revitalized image towards the re-orientated forecourt and campus entrance.

The broad, two-levelled, concourse forms the main artery connecting the existing and future campus building to the south and the Learning and Information Resource Centre / Theatre Building to the north.