THE TU NEW EAST QUAD AND BROADSTONE GATE – GRANGEGORMAN TU CAMPUS
When I visited it was very cold and foggy and I used an iPhone XR rather than my camera. Within a few minutes it was too dark to continue photographing.
I suspect that when many people start returning to Dublin City they may be surprised by the changes and one area that is changing rapidly is Grangegorman.
The current phase of development at Grangegorman will see the East Quad open in late 2020 while the Central Quad will open in early 2021. The buildings, when fully operational, will accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings will be significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff – Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
The East Quad, located just across from the main Rathdown entrance to the campus, will be a Cultural Hub not only for the Grangegorman campus but also for the city. Due to open in late 2020, it will be accessed directly via the Broadstone Gate – a new public plaza being developed that will incorporate the Broadstone/University Luas stop on the Green Line. East Quad will be home to students of:
 Social Sciences
The fluid nature of the design and the vibrancy of the learning environment will facilitate exhibitions of students’ visual artwork as well as dramatic and musical performances in the 400-seat Concert Hall, 80-seat Black Box Theatre and 80-seat Recital Hall, all of which will be accessible to general audiences. The design of the external spaces and landscaping outside the building will also be conducive to a variety of uses such as performance, media projection and exhibition of sculpture.
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