Jonathan Doyle

Ormond Cultural Institute


The focus of the project was to address a problem that foreign student had when coming to Ireland to live and learn a new language. The Ormond cultural institute will offer its students and guests the whole cultural experience.  The building’s interior combines both public and private spaces in the form of a café and two multi-disciplinary spaces on the ground floor, with the classrooms located close by on the first and second floors. Finally the top two floors will house a mix of room types including dormitories. The concept behind the design was based on a map of Dublin; Here I explored the positive and negative spaces to create a detail that can be clearly seen throughout the design.