Images of Dublin children's hospital are unveiled


Architects, BDP, reveal oval-shaped building with rooftop gardens

Images of BDP’s design for the new children's hospital in Dublin have been revealed by Ireland’s Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar.

The distinctive oval shape and therapeutic rooftop gardens respond to the brief shared with the design team last autumn.

Varadkar said: “This breathtaking design does its job really well. It’s clear from the open-plan building, the gardens, the sports facilities, and the state-of-the-art wards that this is a unique building.

The new building will be a world-class facility providing secondary paediatric services for the greater Dublin area and specialist services for the country. It is the largest, most-complex and significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland.

The hospital will bring together three existing children’s hospitals and will be tri-located on one campus together with St James’s Hospital and a planned maternity hospital. This model of service delivery is being undertaken to ensure the best healthcare outcomes for all.

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BDP was appointed as architect for the new hospital last year by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. It is expected the new hospital will be completed in 2019.