2001 – Student Centre, University College Dublin, Co. Dublin
Murray O’Laoire Architects won a limited competition for the design of this Student Centre in 1991. The Student Centre caters, in the main, for the leisure, recreational and entertainment needs of the student community. The core facility of the Centre consists of extensive common/social areas which are serviced by various retail units together with a multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, students union offices, student health centre and bar. Administrative, support and ancillary areas also provided.
The Multi-Purpose Hall, designed to accommodate approximately 600 seated is used for music recitals, concerts, debates and drama functions and is capable of being used independently of the rest of the centre.
The bar (The Forum Club) operates on two levels, with the upper level designed as a bookable section for clubs/societies, parties etc. The building contains Coffee Shops, Games Room, Newsagent, Copying Service, Travel Shop and Cash Machines.