Perkins+Will to masterplan new technology campus for Trinity College Dublin

rinity College Dublin has selected global architecture and design firm, Perkins+Will to masterplan its new technology campus in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland.

The Trinity Technology and Enterprise Centre (TTEC) is a five-acre site in the heart of the Dublin Docklands, that is already home to some of the largest technology companies in the world. It is proposed that the new campus will bring together academic and commercial facilities to drive innovation-led activities, and will act as a catalyst to enable the creation of an internationally leading innovation district at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin.

The design of the masterplan will act as a central location to connect and activate the technology companies in the area, while adding a significant new cohort of start-up and scale up companies and providing new community infrastructure that will enable interaction with a broader range of disciplines, including arts and drama.

Featuring academic facilities and commercial space for startups and private businesses, the development will drive recruitment and allow for more collaboration and knowledge sharing between academia and businesses. Academic facilities will include the E3 Institute – a new research institute that will comprise leading researchers from the Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, and Nature Sciences; three leading SFI Research Centres; The School of Creative Technologies; and The Lir Academy. In addition, a partnership with Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) will establish a 12,000 sq. m. co-working space that will accommodate more than 480 companies and provide over 1,000 jobs.

David Green, Principal at Perkins+Will, said:

“TTEC is a fantastic project to be involved with. The design will help strengthen the existing and thriving entrepreneurship sector in Dublin, bringing together innovation-related resources and activities in one, vibrant, central location, while solidifying its position as a major hub for the city.”

“When complete, the campus will act as a fully multidisciplinary environment that will promote and help guide students, researchers, and visitors, on how to work, think, and act, to enable them to be the most collaborative, creative, and inventive they can be.”

Diarmuid O’Brien; Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer; Trinity College Dublin, added:

“Trinity is delighted to have appointed Perkins+Will to develop the masterplan for TTEC. The plans for TTEC are ambitious; not just for Trinity but for Ireland. The campus when complete will be a new piece of national innovation infrastructure and the most significant physical infrastructure project in the 425 year history of the university.”

The project team includes local architects, Reddy Architecture and Urbanism; and engineers, Elementa and Arup.