Client: Dublin City University
FCBStudios’ largest student residential scheme to date is a 1,240 bed development on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin Campus. Nearly doubling the Universities’ on site accommodation, the scheme aims to create a lively student community that meets the rapidly changing needs of its student population.
The 214 apartments are arranged in seven blocks as 5-7 bedroom clusters, each with shared communal kitchen and living spaces. Ranging from 4 to 10 storeys according to the topography of the site, the blocks define a sequence of permeable courtyards.
The courtyards have been conceived as ‘garden rooms’ which provide defined external spaces for the student residents to call their own, foster wellbeing and encourage active use, as well as allowing public access through the site. The development is intended to create high quality and sustainable ‘nearly Zero Energy Buildings’ for the University that meet EXEED standards.
The project is a collaboration with Coady Architects and was granted planning permission in January 2020.