O’Mahony Pike Architects are pleased to announce the successful completion of a 399 bedroom student accommodation building on Cork Street for Carrowmore Property.
Having encountered the many hurdles thrown up by the global pandemic in 2020, Walls Construction, together with the design team and all involved, brought the project to completion for the start of the academic year.
The site strategy retains the established building line of Cork Street, and forms a new edge to Brickfield Lane that also facilitates its widening to provide an improved public realm. Brickwork is the primary building material, matching much of the surrounding context, including the historical buildings of Bru Chaoimhin and the James Weir Home. Metal cladding is utilised to articulate the upper storey and recessed areas.
A clear organisation of the ground floor spaces ensures many of the communal uses are kept to the perimeter of the building, offering a legibility to the courtyard building plan and creating active street frontage. On upper floors the student living spaces are positioned on the outside of the building, offering varied views of the surrounding area. Roof level study rooms and an extensive roof terrace look out over the city in all directions.