AAI Site Visit: O’ Donnell + Tuomey Architects – UCC Student Hub
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The New Student Hub Building at University College Cork provides a new coherent home which centralises student activities and services currently spread across 25 different campus locations. The brief and building organisation aim to achieve cross promotion of student services, creating a hub for student activities, a sense of ownership and identity that reduces mobility problems and facilitates an efficient enjoyable service for students.
The site has a key location at the convergence of the network of routes through the Historic Campus. The proposal is designed to embody the dynamic character of a contemporary Student University Building while respecting the particular historic context of UCC.
The design is carefully assembled to make one coherent proposal from a complex set of interdependent component parts. Analysis of the context and a close working relationship with the University in establishing the brief for the building has uniquely influenced the design approach.