Designs in University College Dublin Competition Revealed

 John Hill
27. June 2018
Images clockwise from top left: Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Studio Libeskind / O’Donnell + Tuomey / UNStudio / John Ronan Architects / Steven Holl Architects (Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and individual teams)
University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the designs from the six shortlisted teams in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition.
In April, six teams were shortlisted for the competition, which has asked entrants to develop "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 that expresses the University’s creativity: the circa €48m Centre for Creative Design." The six, in alphabetical order of the lead consultant:
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US) with Sasaki, Scott Tallon Walker Architects, GROSS. MAX., Atelier Ten, Arup, IN2 Engineering Design Partnership and Linesight
  • John Ronan Architects (US) with Arup, CLUAA, Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture and Transsolar
  • O’Donnell + Tuomey (Ireland) with Allies and Morrison, Arup, Hargreaves Associates, Superposition, Plattenbau Studio, Phil Jones Associates, Max Fordham and MLM Group
  • Steven Holl Architects (US) with Brightspot Strategy, Arup, HarrisonStevens and Transsolar
  • Studio Libeskind (US) with BDP, !melk, NRB and Dcon
  • UNStudio (Netherlands) with Arup and REDscape Landscape & Urbanism
Below are images that illustrate the masterplan and Centre for Creative Design for each of the six designs. The winner will be announced in August.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Image © Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Malcolm Reading Consultants

John Ronan Architects

Image © John Ronan Architects / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © John Ronan Architects / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © John Ronan Architects / Malcolm Reading Consultants

O’Donnell + Tuomey

Image © O’Donnell + Tuomey / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © O’Donnell + Tuomey / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © O’Donnell + Tuomey / Malcolm Reading Consultants

Steven Holl Architects

Image © Steven Holl Architects / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © Steven Holl Architects / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © Steven Holl Architects / Malcolm Reading Consultants

Studio Libeskind

Image © Studio Libeskind / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © Studio Libeskind / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © Studio Libeskind / Malcolm Reading Consultants

UNStudio

Image © UNStudio / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © UNStudio / Malcolm Reading Consultants
Image © UNStudio / Malcolm Reading Consultants

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