Newman Building, University College Dublin, Dublin
Reddy A+U were commissioned to renovate two levels of the Schools of Arts and Humanities and the School of Social Science and Law. The Interior design of the schools needed to be refreshed and additional spaces were required for meetings and learning. The ambition was to to improve the contact and communications between the lecturers and the students.
The Newman Building in UCD is a facility that offers work spaces for 76 desks, meeting rooms, shared spaces, seminar rooms, tea stations and break out seating areas.
Reddy A+U were asked to provide a layout that facilitates various types of working, focused and collaborative, team and community working. The single offices spaces are provided for focused individual work, while the shared offices are suitable for teams to work closely together while maintaining a level of confidentiality for more private tasks. Appropriate levels and transparency of manifestations were specified to ensure privacy whilst still allowing natural light into the rooms.
The design has a strong focus on colours and materials. Each level has bright, easy-clean materials chosen to aide with way finding but also to stand up against the high levels of activity within the space.