• The 447 bedroom student housing building on Dorset Street

  • The re-developments landscaped centre courtyard

  • Site plan showing the accommodation and the variety of external amenity spaces

  • A Day in the Life

  • The 447 bedroom student housing building on Dorset Street

  • The re-developments landscaped centre courtyard

Dorset Street Student Housing

The mixed use development of an underutilised brownfield urban site represents a significant opportunity to aid in the area’s regeneration.

The building provides accommodation & amenity for 447 students. The proposal reanimates Dorset Street by providing a variety of uses at ground level including a student gym, café, student housing reception and foyer and a single subdivision retail unit. A simple articulated break in the street line is provided to mark the entrance to the primary use of the site.

The plan arrangement repairs the urban edges of the site, providing a positive street frontage to Dorset Street and Wellington Street and elevating Paradise Place from a neglected back lane to a dignified residential street.

External courtyards are linked with internal student activities and programmed with orientation and access to daylight in mind, to provide an enhanced level of student amenity.


Client
Knightsbridge Student Housing

Status
Under Construction

Year
2017

Size
13,883m2

Location
Dorset Street, Dublin 1