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The National Film School, located within the campus of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, consists of some 1500m² of specialist Film and Blue-Screen studios, radio studios, lecture rooms, and support facilities in a new, state-of-the-art facility that connects with existing studios in an adjacent C19th building – ‘The Quadrangle’ to form an integrated educational Hub.

A new landscape strategy consisting of a ramped approach and sunken forecourt defines the main entrance where a concrete cantilever forms a generous porte-cochere. Printed glass art-work based on early cinematographic imagery contrasts with extensive use of fair-faced concrete to create a unique identity for the NFS within the IADT campus.

The project is part of an on-going project to reorganize, refurbish and upgrade some 10,000m² of existing campus accommodation for IADT.


  • 2014 - RIAI Awards Highly Commended - Best Cultural Building
  • 2014 - Irish Concrete Society Award
  • 2014 - Irish Building and Design Awards - School Building Project
Photographs by Christian Richters