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The project’s brickwork is a key focal point of the new building, as is the atrium space which uses the trace of Brown Lane as an urban design driver and acts as a showcase and the social heart of the project. Two flexible teaching blocks have been positioned either side of the lane at a high level, opening out to showcase the educational and social facilities at ground level. The building was topped off with a unique roofscape and roof garden to reflect the historical significance of the site, thereby creating a ‘landmark’ within the city. Finally, the existing Arundel building has been linked to the proposed Charles Street building education departments via a bridge link. As part of a public art proposal discussed with the council, local interior designer Corin Mellor of David Mellor Design was approached to collaborate on the bridge design. The result is a stunning, highly effective concept that reflects the new and old of industry. The resultant building is one that integrates the old with the new without trying to conceal the merits of each while creating a binding theme through the entire project. "This project has been a labour of love for the whole design team and we believe the results speak for themselves. The opportunities provided by the building and the flexibility in teaching and learning methods available will undoubtedly enable the University to be at the forefront of education delivery for many years into the future,” said Matt Hutton, Lead Designer at Bond Bryan Architects.

For more information on the Dark Multi Smooth brick used on this project contact distributor Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks on 01 844 1200, email info@kcmb.ie or visit www.kcmb.ie. Alternatively, visit our showroom at Unit 26, Airways Industrial Estate, Santry, Dublin 17, D17 TH93.

Client: Sheffield Hallam University Architects: Bond Bryan Architects Contractor: Balfour Beatty Brick: Forterra Dark Multi Smooth

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