heneghan peng architects

Student Housing Maynooth University | Ireland

Co. Kildare, Ireland


The proposal for student housing is based on a three-sided quad which allows a chain of interlinked quads to be formed, switching direction to respond to orientation or existing buildings.

The massing of the new student apartments is organised with the highest building, seven storeys addressing the University Broadwalk, becoming a focal point at the north end of the campus. The courtyards then gradually step down to the north to link with the scale, volume, and spatial structure of the existing apartment complex.

Using the repetitious module of the apartment, the three-sided courtyard house is created which allows similar buildings to be combined to make a variety of spaces. The flexibility of the courtyard house allows for buildings to be adjusted on the site without affecting the integrity of the whole, thus allowing an efficient use of land.

Fact sheet


Client

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Size

400 Bed Spaces

Date

2009 (Competition)

Status

Schematic Design

Location

Co. Kildare, Ireland

Collaborators


Structures

Roughan O’Donovan

Building Services

Varming Consulting Engineers

QS | PM

Bruce Shaw

 

Contact

heneghan peng architects
14–16 Lord Edward Street, Floor 2
Dublin D02 YC63, Ireland
 

Tel +353 (0)1 633 9000
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heneghan peng architects
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10557 Berlin, Germany

 

 

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