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February 10 2016

ARPL shortlisted for Dublin primary school
ARPL have been shortlisted in an open international design competition set by the RIAI to build a 600 place primary school in Dublin city centre

In a statement the architects said: “ARPL's proposal concentrated on addressing issues of the relationships between pupils in what had to be a multi storey structure. The model we have chosen to design is based on pupil clusters as small schools within a school all focused around a social heart.

“Each year grade is formed as a cluster of three classrooms with shared intermediate learning spaces. On each floor three classroom clusters wrap around the outer edge of the plan focusing back into the central open void with main shared facilities of general purpose spaces, resource area and special tuition rooms.

“This void is formed as a series of internal and external stepped terraces allowing fantastic daylighting and access to cascading roof gardens for all the pupils.”

ARPL are scheduled to move on site with a second Dublin school later this year after winning an earlier competition staged two years ago.
A central atrium connects all interior spaces
A central atrium connects all interior spaces
Site constraints dictaed a multi-storey solution
Site constraints dictaed a multi-storey solution


Chris Stewart
#1 Posted by Chris Stewart on 11 Feb 2016 at 20:20 PM
Well done ARPL, it is great to see Scottish architects exporting their skills abroad.

Our own experiences have shown that we underestimate how strong our profession is in Scotland and we should all have the confidence to look further than our own shores.

Good luck with the second stage of the competition.
goggs McD
#2 Posted by goggs McD on 19 Feb 2016 at 23:17 PM
Interesting looking section but that elevation is bloody awful. embracing that this is the best we can export. ARPL consistently churn out some god awful projects the section begins to show a little bit of quality from this office.

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