Trinity College Dublin
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
The E3 Learning Foundry is a state-of-the-art building situated at the eastern end of the Trinity College Dublin campus in Dublin 2. It will deliver new teaching facilities as well as offer learning spaces and laboratories for the Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies Institute.
Located in the heart of the College’s historic city centre campus it aims to set new standards for sustainable design in Higher Education in Ireland. The proposed works will be a new build of 7,288m2 GIA, six-storeys above a basement. The basement will be piled on the perimeter with a bulk excavation. An in-situ concrete frame to form the basement and ground floor, with concrete cores full height. The frame will be steel structure with pre-cast slabs. The façade will be a mixture of natural stone and curtain walling. The building is designed to promote collaboration and innovation, the six-storey, building will be shared by a number of schools within the campus. A Brown field site situated between existing occupied laboratories and protected structures.