UCD Gateway masterplan

University College Dublin

The Gateway Project will establish an iconic signature for UCD with a campus development which displays architectual excellence and environmental sustainability.

Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners in association with Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart was the only Irish firm included in a shortlist invited to prepare design proposals. FKP was one of the final three firms in consideration, but ultimately the comission was awarded to German practice Ingenhoven.

The Gateway Project includes the following elements:

  • Exhibition space
  • Conference hotel, including spa
  • Aparthotel
  • Offices and R&D space
  • Student residences
  • Medical centre
  • Café, restaurant, book store, bank & other retail
  • Supermarket
  • Arthouse cinema
  • Arts and culture facility
  • John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies
  • Crèche
  • UCD administration facilities


100,000 sqm masterplan for landmark academic precinct
Competition 2006
University College Dublin

If you’re considering a project of your own, we’d love to talk you through it:                info@fkp.ie / +353 1 676 4128 / @fkparchitecture 


Date: June 13, 2012