On the 22nd of September 1964, an Irish Independent headline announced 'UCD Design Competition Won by Pole'. Under the headline, a grainy photograph showed the young architect, recently arrived from Warsaw... Listen to Ellen Rowley's compelling audio essay for Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1 above... 

Ellen Rowley

He was here to realise his design for Ireland’s first modernist purpose-built university campus: at Stillorgan, some 3 miles south of Dublin city centre. His name was Andrzej Wejchert, and his vision had been chosen out of 105 different proposals from over 20 countries.

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