Case Study: Trinity Business School


‘Sensitive approaches to a flagship build’

One of the latest enterprises undertaken by Lynco, was the influential new Business School at Trinity College, Dublin.

The flagship build complete with state-of-the-art development is located in Trinity’s historic campus at the heart of the City Centre.

Key to the design process of Trinity Business School was Lynco, and with over 30 years experience in the Construction Industry, we were brought on board to manage and exceed all expectations for the client.

Trinity College wanted to ensure that the building would operate on low energy, low maintenance, and reduced noise pollution throughout its lifespan.

Lynco as always were focused on ensuring the best possible solution, with a finished product that supported a modern statement but maintained a sensitive approach to its surroundings. A powerful business network in Ireland’s thriving capital enclosed by Georgian houses, an elevated railway line and the internal campus.

Project Requirements

Encompassing a triangular atrium – the high level business school consists of five upper floors and two lower levels. Lynco were committed to delivering in all areas of design -and our highly experienced and qualified engineers provided an external and internal envelope consisting of multi-floor bespoke curtain walling with featured louvres, motorised blinds, ventilation dampers and vertical elliptical shades.

At the medial of the external envelope solution was the aesthetically determined facade. Designed by Lynco and featuring bespoke windows incorporating aluminium panels, housing ducts and ventilation system. We ensured a solution to both environmental and structural issues to achieve efficiency and long term sustainability.

As with all of our projects, we work to achieve both creative and functional design. To meet our client’s expectations, Trinity’s Business School utilises twin skin curtain walling to maximise the use of daylight and natural ventilation. We also added a horizontal brise soleil tray to the atrium screen in order to deflect sunlight and reduce internal heat gain.

Results for the Historic College

Formally opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Trinity College Dublin unveiled the prestigious Business School last year.

The six-storey building which opens up onto Pearse Street includes an Innovation and Entrepreneurial hub, a 600 seat auditorium, ‘smart’ classrooms, complete with the latest in digital technology and an executive education centre.

Provost for Trinity College Dublin, Patrick Prendergast said that the project had been brought in “on budget and on time”.

“It’s near zero energy, with solar panels, ‘green’ walls, recycled water and fresh airflow, even the cleaning system is chemical free” he added.