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UCC STUDENT CENTRE

Facts

Extension of the existing student centre and remodelling of the surrounding environment to integrate the student centre and the adjacent Honan Chapel into the overall campus

Floor area
2,000 m² (21,527 ft²)





UCC Student Centre, UCC, Cork City


Features

The new student centre is part of UCC Masterplan Strategy to establish a strong east-west axis throughout the campus via the opening of new landscaped areas and the establishment of a series of signature buildings about its route.

The Student Centre provides a transparent, active northern edge through a series of sculptural forms. A limited material palette of concrete, steel and glass were chosen to be deliberately contemporary in deference to the protected structures.

The practice was also responsible for the design of a new square, with amphitheatre-like seating for informal student gatherings and which acts as termination of the east-west axis, also integrating the protected Honan Chapel into the campus for the first time.