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Entry to RIAI Competition for Dublin City University New Entrance

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Entry to RIAI Competition for Dublin City University New Entrance





Project Description

Aligned to either side of the Central Campus Avenue Axis at the main Entrance from Collins Avenue, a Concave Wall and Convex Arch are placed, derived initially from one solid form similar to the provision of education to a Student from a Teacher and University. Due to the confined nature of access from the right due to the Location of the Nursing Building, a Convex Arch is placed- pedestrians pass beneath this Arch receiving a sense of arrival. Due to the revised Road Layout discussed further in this report, a widening of the opening is possible to the left where an emplacing Concave wall is positioned. This subsequently widens further to form a new Plaza Area for Seating, Meeting, Eating, Performance and Sculpture Installations- adding to the existing Public areas of the Campus, which provides a renewed purpose for the Entrance area in addition to Vehicular circulation. Both of Curved Feature the hei…

Design Study- Fenor Bog Visitor Centre

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Design Study- Fenor Bog Visitor Centre, Fenor, Co. Waterford.





Site Location, Description and Analysis 

Fenor (Fennor or FionnĂșir) Bog is located in Fenor Village Co. Waterford, 5km West of Tramore and 16km South-Southwest of Waterford City which is in the South East of Ireland. Fenor Village lies within the Copper Coast Region, on the Dungarvan/ Coast Road. The village itself is quiet and of a small size- consisting of a Church which is a protected structure, a National School, Pub/ Restaurant, Playground and G.A.A. club. Notwithstanding this, its location on the R975 coast drive from Waterford to Dungarvan, close proximity to Kifarrasy Beach and Ballyscanlon Woods/ Lake making it a popular destination for visitors and tourists nationally and internationally.



The bog was formerly raised and turf was cut away by hand until the 1920's, after which it was left undisturbed. It is likely that most of the acid peat was removed to reveal alkaline peat, upon which fen vegetation has regenera…