Our design for the Entrance Precinct Masterplan and Creative Centre for Design focus on Place and Space, the notion that Architecture arises not out of a vocabulary imported from elsewhere, but from this special Place and culture, projected toward the future with original, inspiring Spaces for the highest level of education for generations to come.
The Center for Creative Design and adjacent entry plaza with reflecting pool mark the New Campus Arrival experience.The Centre for Creative Design is designed around five concepts:
Place inspired be geometries of the Giant's Causeway and the work of James Joyce
Space for experience instead of an object
Gateway presence on the horizon, R138 and up close
Natural Light and generous proportion to all interior spaces
Circuit of Social Connection linking everyone in free and open way for creative collaboration at the heart and sould of the building
We studied the histories and are particularly inspired by the geometries of Giant's Causeway and the work of James Joyce, where 60 million year-old natural geometry is a “stream of consciousness” projected in a kind of Teleological suspension to make the composition of the CCD building as an open, inviting experience for creative activity.
The CCD has 5 main ideas: Place, its geometry and conceptual strategy; Space for experience instead of an object; Gateway presence on the horizon, from R 138 and up close; Natural Light and generous proportion to all interior spaces; and a Circuit of Social Connection linking all the different people working in the building in a free and open way to give a kind of creative collaboration as the heart and soul of the building. The Masterplan and CCD design projects UCD into the future as an open, dynamic Forum for innovative education.
As part of the University College Dublin, the Centre for Creative Design contributes to an integral campus experience focused on culture and social connection. To see more about the related Entrance Precinct Masterplan, visit the project page here.
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