Central Quad Highly Commended by RIAI Awards Learning Environments

24 Jun 2022

Copyright Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Central Quad is a 35,000m2 interdisciplinary teaching building for TU Dublin where Science, research and innovation are supported by a range of general and specialist learning facilities.
The Building was shortlisted for the RIAI Learning Environment award, and was highly commended by the jury.
Our aim was to deliver in social, cultural and economic terms to the entire Grangegorman area.  Our vision for Central Quad was to create an open and easily accessible building at the heart of the Campus that is knitted back into the community and the city. The collaborative spaces of Central Quad are designed to bring together cross-disciplinary groups from across the campus, both formally and informally to promote new synergies and interdisciplinary research projects. 
The Central Quad has been a game-changer for TU Dublin, bringing together over 6,500 students from different parts of the city into a very coherent single building.  With a core of well-designed labs and classrooms, FCBStudios organised the building around some very fine informal learning spaces that have proven very popular with the students. The courtyard and south-facing seating have also become firm favourites, while the balconies offer the staff workspaces provide some of the best views in the city.Dr. Paul Horan, Head of Campus Planning, TU Dublin.