Holl triumphs in €48m Dublin uni competition

Steven Holl Architects' proposals for University College Dublin

Shortlist featured Libeskind, Diller Scofidio & Renfro and O’Donnell & Tuomey

Steven Holl has won the €48m international competition to masterplan University College Dublin.

The US architect beat 98 entries to a shortlist featuring Diller Scofidio & Renfro; O’Donnell & Tuomey; Studio Libeskind; UNStudio; and John Ronan Architects.

The jury awarded a special commendation to the team led by John Ronan Architects for “a masterplan of great clarity that was beautifully thought through and a Centre for Creative Design that had gravitas and a gentle, rational strength”.

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