US architect Moore Ruble Yudell has designed the master plan for a new sustainable campus at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Ireland’s national healthcare service executive (HSE).
The design of the campus, to be constructed on a 73-acre Grangegorman site in Dublin, features urban and landscaped paths while a series of north-south landscape ‘fingers’ give direct access to the separate DIT and HSE districts.
The campus has two major centres of activity, Library Square towards the west, and the more public-oriented Arts Forum to the east, which is lined with theatres, museums and exhibition galleries.
The Grangegorman master plan creates pedestrian paths linking several significant green belts and circulation axes and a sinuous landscape path lined up with student housing and amenities at the edge of the sports pitches.
The design also includes a cultural garden that will connect the old and new buildings on the campus, while preserving all existing protected structures within the site.
The Grangergorman campus is expected to be complete by 2011.