Rogerio S. Cunha

Rogerio Cunha can be defined as being a very hardworking, strong-willed, and dedicated individual. From an early age, I developed a strong interest in art, problem-solving through design and communicating concepts. I have always felt that creative thinking, spatial awareness, and dexterity are my strengths. During my four years of studying interior and furniture design at TUD, I made some lifelong friends, learned from talented and experienced mentors, and thoroughly enjoyed each project. I learned many valuable skills that are vital to the design profession, including design communication, design fundamentals, sustainability, and critical theory. My current area of ​​interest and exploration is commercial and residential design, as I have developed a passion for hospitality and retail design. Over the next few years, as I begin my career, I look forward to putting what I've learned into practice and hopefully progressing in the field of design.

Niemeyer Business Hotel

This thesis project aims to redesign the vacant building at 6-8 College Green, into a luxury and wellness business hotel located in the heart of Dublin. This hotel is for the business used as the offices of traveller who like to work and play hard!

The building was initially planned to be an office from the former Central bank on College Green Dublin 2 however, it became a storage room for many years.

Surrounded by bars, retail, parks and Trinity College, the building is a perfect choice for convention in to a business hotel. The business hotel welcomes guests to stay in the relaxing and vibrant bedrooms and enjoy the fine foods at the restaurant. Guests can enjoy the luxury bar and the well-equipped gym. The hotel offers a large and small conference room with a private kitchen and accessible toilet.

The concept of dominant flowing forms and the vibrant use of colours creates a refreshing and enjoyable atmosphere, combined with shapes, and arches. It is inspired by the building “Palacio do Planalto” designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia the capital of Brazil, with an organic flow and a sense of balance. The hotel consists of a lobby on the ground floor, and a restaurant located on the first floors. Guests have a complete view of the street due to the large glass walls surrounding the building. On the second floor are the conference rooms with a one large room and two small private rooms and a kitchen area. On the third, fourth and fifth floors are the bedrooms. The basement houses the gym. All Guests will have a unique experience at the Niemeyer Business Hotel in the heart of Dublin.