PERSPECTIVE Dublin is one of Ireland’s leading architectural practices, specialising in architecture for education.
A design-driven practice with a highly skilled team of architects, we bring imagination and creativity to the design of learning, teaching and research environments. We are passionate about our work and create buildings that stimulate the senses and enchance the learning activity. We have completed LEED Gold, BREEAM Excellent and many award winning, sustainable buildings. Our projects include 4 Universities, 7 Institutes of Technology, 23 Second level Schools and 19 Primary Schools in Ireland and with our partner PERSPECTIVE Antwerp 4 Second level schools in Belgium. Many of these projects are competition winning schemes.
The new School of Science building at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland, was officially opened on 2nd September 2014. Designed by PERSPECTIVE Dublin, the project consists of the refurbishment of the existing 1970’s building and the construction of an extension with science laboratories on upper floors and a new main campus restaurant and kitchens at ground floor level. The floor area of the extension is 4,500 m² and the refurbished areas within the existing buildings is in the order of 4,500 m² – total project size 9,000 m². The new building serves to transform the functionality of the structure internally and the visual appearance of the IT externally and provides a state of the art education & research building for the Institute. The new school comprises a total of 14 laboratories and lecture facilities, together with space for technical support staff and research. Accommodation is arranged around a series of four roof-lit atrium spaces. Each of the atria acts as a ‘hub’ ordering the hierarchy of pedestrian circulation internally and providing transparency for users of the building moving between laboratories and teaching rooms. Visual connectivity is also achieved vertically, with views from internal bridges above down into the restaurant. The construction project was on site for 16 months and finished ahead of time.