Established in 1784, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is based in the heart of Dublin City and is currently Ireland’s largest medical institution with over 3000 students enrolled from 60 countries.
As the RCSI continue to expand their city campus, they plan to construct a New Academic Education Building (NAEB) on York Street in Dublin 2, comprising 4 levels below ground and 5 levels above ground. The completed building will accommodate new simulation based teaching spaces, lecture rooms, auditorium spaces, offices, library, fitness space, sports hall and a catering facility.
The project will include Video Conference (VC) links to the Beaumont Hospital and Sandyford facilities in order to exchange educational seminars hosted at the respective locations. The NAEB will support didactic sessions, demonstrations, personal skill development, role play, human factor immersive scenarios and a range of support for small group work and team-based problem solving activities.
Various departments and activities will have specific rooms allocated to these activities. To maximize the effectiveness of these rooms and to ensure reliability of the systems that support the activities, the College proposes to install fixed Audio Visual (AV) systems that perform specific tasks and are designed to be operated by academic staff and facilitators with a minimum of specialist technical support.
Commissioned directly by the RCSI, Axiseng will lead the overall M&E designs and installations as well as the integration of the complex audio visual learning management system.
The new building with its advanced audio visual and innovative simulation based training systems will provide the prominent institution with the competitive advantage in the educational field as well as boosting Ireland’s reputation as one of the top academic leaders in the world.