Recently the first monograph TC Cuadernos dedicated to the work of an Irish team: McCullough Mulvin Architects was published. We covered part of the extensive career of this team, one of the most interesting of the current scene in Ireland. Their work has focused mainly on projects In Ireland which we classified into three groups according to certain characteristics and common criteria. This time we want to present one of their current projects which is already under construction, Thapar University campus extension in Patiala. McCullough Mulvin are developing this project in association with Design Plus Associates Delhi. The extension marks a large leap for the practice in terms of territory and scale.
For this project they have chosen to consider the campus as part of a landscape, a continuum in defining an evocative geography of the surrounding nature of the area while defining a route through the university from one extreme to another. The projects suggestive images show us some characteristics of previous work, a ground plane transformed with large open podium opening volumes and generating complex and highly experiential, rich spaces. The project includes student residences, public facilities, learning centre, library, Computer Science faculty and lecture block. The architecture is tied in turn to the concept of a garden which connects the different areas of the campus and will be extended to several buildings. We hope to soon offer new features of this interesting adventure in India and the first images of the progress of the works. In the meantime congratulations to Valerie, Niall, Ruth and the rest of the team.
The original blog is available here in Spanish.