The E3 Learning Foundry at Trinity College Dublin is situation on the site of the former Roberts Lab and Biochemistry Building – these buildings were demolished in 2019 as an enabling phase of this project.
The proposed development is a 7,250 sq. m new teaching facility where Engineering, Computer Science and Natural Science are brought together in a cross-disciplinary environment.
The new building, comprising basement, ground floor and four-five upper floors, will facilitate an increase of 1,800 students on campus and will provide teaching, laboratories, social learning spaces and educational roof gardens. A new entrance plaza is proposed off Parade Ground and the building is linked to the existing Zoology building at ground floor.
The development offers the opportunity for regeneration of Parade Ground and the east side of the campus, and to create a new pedagogically advanced facility at the heart of Trinity College.
The project requires extensive enabling works and other ramp-up projects to create staff facilities in other buildings on campus – Coady Architects are working in collaboration with Feilden Clegg Bradley on this project, providing Conservation Architect Grade 1 services, Design Team lead for all the ramp-up and enabling works, and carrying out the role of Assigned Certifier on all relevant project strands.