Dublin‘s most popular place to study is obviously Trinity College.The historical building is most desirable university in Ireland, but here I would like to present the newest part of it , an extention built in 1979 and then extended once again by the same architectural practice ABK – Ahrens, Burton, Koralek .
Located along the Nassau Street with the other two blocks forms the second courtyard of the college
The original design of the rear elevations from late 70′ was refreshed with the second extention to front, with it’s new concrete or stone cladding, slender openings and windows contrasting with the other big windows.
One can see an architects desire to show the play of the bulks, the simplicity of forms and a great affection to finishes and details.Contemporary look is also achieved by using the flat roofs, horizontal stone bands between the cladding, incorporating the pressed insulated aluminium panels withing some doors and windows.
Of the courtyard side we can also see how big attention was paid the landscape architecture, paving, sculptures, external stairs, balustrades.
The building is known at present as Arts Building Extention and Barkley Library.