Revealing Grangegorman - Central Quad
From September 2021, 10,000 TU Dublin students will be based on the University's state-of-the-art campus in Grangegorman.
The largest building in Grangegorman at 36,000m2, the Central Quad is home to students and staff in the following disciplines;
- Biological and Health Sciences,
- Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
- Computer Science,
- Food Science and Environmental Health,
- Mathematical Sciences,
- Physics and Clinical and Optometric Sciences,
- Culinary Arts and Food Technology,
- Hospitality Management and Tourism,
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, a magnificent existing Copper Beech tree focuses on Quadrangle space, which is surrounded by a simple, but generous, colonnade. Large windows and exhibition spaces on the ground floor open up the building, announcing its role as the teaching and social centre of the University, bringing together staff, students and the community to interact, engage and learn together.
Large lecture spaces, including a 250-seater lecture theatre, are clustered on the ground floor, facilitating the hosting of conferences and public events. Training restaurants and hospitality facilities are also located on the ground floor, directly fronting onto St Brendan’s Way so that students and visitors can enjoy the range of dining options.
Containing a range of general teaching space as well as a range of specialist learning spaces, including wet and dry laboratories, workshops, kitchens, support spaces and teaching restaurants, the Central Quad will provide many opportunities to create new synergies between disciplines and exciting research projects. An emphasis on facilitating informal learning will carry through all floors with substantial breakout areas on every level where students can gather in small groups to discuss project work and meet informally.