Organizers of a design competition for a new building and entrance master plan at the University College Dublin announced that the Steven Holl Architects–led team has won the commission. The project involves two parts: the Entrance Precinct master plan and a new Centre for Creative Design building.
The shortlisted teams for the Future Campus—University College Dublin International Design Competition were announced in April, and design concepts were released in June. The five other shortlisted teams were led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, John Ronan Architects, O'Donnell + Tuomey, Studio Libeskind, and UNStudio. Steven Holl Architects, which has offices in New York and Beijing, is collaborating with Kavanagh Tuite Architects, Brightspot Strategy, Arup, HarrisonStevens, and Transsolar.
“Holl’s vision is intriguing and striking – combining an iconic design for the Centre for Creative Design with a masterplan distinguished by a few considered, highly intelligent moves that open up the centre of the campus and use creative landscaping to intensify its natural beauty," said Andrew Deeks, the president of University College Dublin and chair of the competition jury, in a press release.
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