University College Dublin (UCD), along with Malcolm Reading Consultants, revealed today the shortlisted proposals for its international Future Campus competition. The six firms that submitted designs are: Studio Libeskind, O’Donnell + Tuomey, UNStudio, and American firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Steven Holl Architects, and John Ronan Architects. The intent of the project, which includes the creation of an entrance precinct masterplan and concept designs for an 86,000-square-foot building called the Centre for Creative Design, is to reinvigorate the University’s vast urban campus and to increase the sense of arrival. The building alone is estimated to cost $60 million.

“This is an exciting, energizing moment for University College Dublin. We now have six possible futures for our campus center-stage, and all from acclaimed international teams, who are creating the most interesting and iconic architecture today,” said Andrew J. Deeks, the University’s president and competition jury chair.

Professor of Architecture jury member Hugh Campbell said that the final design will be one that  “improves the experience of our campus for its users and that better connects us to our surroundings, orientating us outwards to the world and inviting our communities to engage with us.”
The winning submission is expected to be announced this August.