Designed to cater for over 800 staff and students
The buildings relationship with the landscaped quadrangle
The full height atirum and reception area
ITT New Engineering Building
With the aim of expanding its portfolio of engineering programmes the New Engineering Building (NEB) at ITT is designed to cater for over 800 staff and students. The 7,000m2 development will facilitate students at undergraduate and post graduate levels in both full and part time modes.
A series of flexible classrooms, laboratory teaching spaces and both technical and administrative staff areas are heavily serviced from an equipment and ICT perspective and are capable of being set up in a variety of ways. The building is designed to provide ‘live demonstration of engineering at work’ with services, structure, plant and moving lift parts exposed to view. Information identifying structural loads from strain gauges and inclinometers, and energy consumption and environmental performance from the BMS is relayed through dashboard display screens and the Institutes web page. The project is designed to make a clear and positive statement about engineering education; simultaneously attracting students and engaging industry in the education process.
Careful consideration has been given to orientation, facade treatments and material composition of the facility in order to maximise the sustainable elements of the design; the project has targeted a BREAAM excellent rating. The New Engineering Building sits within the overall ITT masterplan and has a direct relationship with a landscaped quadrangle which re-orientates the Institute providing it with a new vibrant social heart.
Department of Education
Tallaght, Dublin 24