The Inchicore Model School: a 21st-century design on education

 

“The most immediate thing we see is the life beneath the trees, how the outdoor circulation spaces link life between the classroom and outside.”

In the twelfth installment of our researcher case studies series we look at Will Dimond & Marcus Donaghy of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental policy.

When architects Will Dimond and Marcus Donaghy set out to design an extension to The Inchicore Model School in Dublin 8, they faced a series of interesting challenges. How could they take a 19th century building and bring it into the realm of 21st-century education? How could they protect the spirit of the history while ensuring that students would have the space to learn, play and grow?
By working with light, space and nature and by considering the needs of students, teachers and the local community the architects refurbished and extended the school with an award-winning design that has enriched the locality.

You can read their full case study here: The Inchicore Model School: a 21st-century design on education