RCSI SMURFIT BUILDING
Externally striking, and internally inspiring, the scheme offers a warm, welcoming, village-like atmosphere for students and staff alike.
The building has delivered beyond the expectations one would have set before the project’s beginning. With a modest budget to create an addition to an unassuming building in a sterile, uninspiring hospital campus, the result has been a new benchmark in design and performance for the Beaumont campus.
The scheme was driven by a goal of providing
a positive, authentic student experience in a collegiate ‘campus’ style building, centred on principles of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Recognising the importance of comfort and wellbeing in human learning, the design also prioritised natural light, transparent layouts, and a connection to the outside world.
“The building has delivered beyond expectations. With a modest budget, the extension has set a new bar
for hospital architecture in Beaumont campus, externally striking, and internally bright, warm and inviting.
Delivering to the brief, but providing more in terms of architecture and design, the building has had an
immediate positive impact on our students and staff who now have a world class collegiate ‘campus‘
building which is already encouraging collaboration and innovation.”
Senior Project Manager, RCSI