KCC Architectural were commissioned to design, supply and install all Wayfinding and Information Signage for the new O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin.
This new development marked another great milestone in the evolution of the UCD Belfield campus, to which the university moved in the 1950’s. The first new construction at the time was a 33,000 sq.m Science Centre, which consisted of four interconnecting buildings.
The completion of this new Phase further extended the Centre to 67,000 sq.m, linking the buildings together by circulation and social spaces, to foster communication and a sense of community.
Some of the key facilities within the development include: a 50 metre Olympic-specification swimming pool, a 125-seat state-of the-art performance theatre, a 90-seat multimedia 3D cinema, a dance studio with a ‘floating-floor’, and a purpose built debating chamber resembling a mini-parliament, named in honour of the late Dr Garrett Fitzgerald.
The €48M investment (phase 1 & 2) represents “The largest capital investment in science in the history of the state”.
KCC’s design brief was to create a clear Wayfinding and Information Signage package that supports key decision points on a journey through such a complex building, whilst being in-keeping with this modern global university environment. The specification for the so-called ‘sign family’ combined stainless steel with high resolution UV cured digital print and frameless Folio paper holder signs in various sizes.