(Europe Records Institute - EURI) Top Europe's Architectural Masterpieces (P.09) - Trinity College Dublin (Ireland): Fom classical Georgian and Gothic to modernist style

05-02-2024

(WorldKings.org) The architecture of Trinity College Dublin is a blend of historic and modern structures, reflecting the university's long history and its evolution over the centuries.

Established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College occupies land confiscated from an Augustinian monastery in southeast Dublin, drawing inspiration from the renowned universities of Oxford and Cambridge in England. Initially founded to counteract the emigration of young Dublin Protestants, the college initially focused on science and technology in its curriculum. Over the years, Trinity College has expanded and undergone renovations, evolving into one of Europe's premier universities.

Despite its central location in Dublin and status as a prominent tourist attraction, Trinity College's main campus maintains a serene academic ambiance. This tranquility is a result of the campus's closed and compact design, with inward-facing main buildings arranged in a quadrangular layout and limited public entrances.


Chapel

The current chapel was completed in 1798, and was designed by George III's architect, Sir William Chambers, who also designed the public theatre opposite the chapel on Parliament Square.[53] Reflecting the college's Anglican heritage, there are daily services of Morning prayer, weekly services of Evensong, and Holy Communion is celebrated on Tuesdays and Sundays. It is no longer compulsory for students to attend these.

The Rubrics Building

A row of Georgian-style townhouses along Nassau Street, adjacent to the college, these buildings are part of the university and contribute to the architectural character of the area.

The Bell Tower

 Built in 1853, the Campanile is one of Trinity College's most iconic structures. Standing at 30 meters tall, it serves as a prominent landmark on the campus.

The Alumni Memorial Building

A neo-Gothic Victorian structure designed by Sir Thomas Drew in 1897, houses Trinity College's oldest student societies: the Philosophical Society University Studies (Phil), the University Historical Society (Hist), and University Theological Society.


The George Berkeley Library

The Berkeley Library, in Fellows' Square. Designed by Paul Koralek of ABK Architects, an imposing Brutalist structure opened in 1967 as the "New Library". The Berkeley name was adopted in 1978.

The architectural landscape of Trinity College Dublin showcases a fusion of styles and periods, encompassing classic Georgian and Gothic influences alongside modern structures. This blend contributes to the university's distinctive character, creating a campus that seamlessly combines historic charm with contemporary functionality.

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