The design celebrates the main entrance to DCU, creating an intriguing forest of
verticals which graduate from humble beginnings to a taller and austere rigidness at the public threshold of the campus. The scheme was inspired by the Irish proverb Ní neart go cur le chéile” or ‘there is no strength without unity’. The adjacent building on the other side of the entrance has been sliced by horizontal shafts of light spelling out the letters ‘D-‐C-‐U’ in ancient ogham script. The scheme is about place-‐making, about creating a striking and memorable visual identity for the university, both
locally and around the world.