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The Red room

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Academic seminars and public talks take place in the Red Room, which is located on the ground floor overlooking Bridge Street.

further evolution. The resulting design prioritises high comfort in a neutral setting; where the focus is always the speaker.

The Red Room design started as an investigation of architecture’s role in creating effective spaces for learning. Lauded and groundbreaking examples around Europe, North America and Australia were analysed for their successes and opportunities for

Heavy, stable materials, including flamed limestone, arranged in a regular grid pattern give the Red Room its air of order and focus. The originally Georgian device of raising the main floor above street level has been used to further improve the privacy of participants.

Acoustic dampers embedded in the walls obviate the distracting din of group discussions and air conditioning, while a glazed wall admits natural light and fresh air. A wall of bespoke cabinetry invisibly accommodates all the technological provisions and conceals the audience seats when not in use.

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A Day in the Life: UCD Student Centre by Fitzgerald Kavanagh and Partners  

A Day in the Life is a simple book about a complex building. The title comes from the body of research which prefaced the new Student Centre...

A Day in the Life: UCD Student Centre by Fitzgerald Kavanagh and Partners  

A Day in the Life is a simple book about a complex building. The title comes from the body of research which prefaced the new Student Centre...

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