notjim wrote:TCD buys the old Coyle-Hamilton building by the NGI; I have mixed feelings, I am glad the college is showing good sense in buying around its periphery, I am sorry the Gallery isn't able to do the same. I think the idea is to use it for office space for Arts-Humanities people in the short term and redevelop it when the island site is built out: after the Pearse St development and the Long Room Hub building.
notjim wrote:I know the redevelopment of Luce Hall has been paused for reevaluation, but isn't it much more likely to go ahead there; why do you think the Coyle-Hamilton building would be better for this?
adhoc wrote:Once Trinity own it, its part of the campus. Admittedly it is offshore, but being off the island campus (mainland) has its benefits too. You're not overrun with students during term.
Also, I wouldn't hold my breath on that building being refurbished/rebuilt anytime soon. That's luxury office accomodation by current College standards.
gunter wrote:Is there any real point in retaining that rugby pitch on the north side of the walk?
I know it probably had it's uses in it's day, I remember my dad telling me that they used to see visiting teams train there on the Fridays before international matches in Lansdowne, but those days are gone and I suspect that modern training facilities have moved on.
In a sense the pitch stops the Westland Row end of the campus from really integrating properly with the primary core and it could be argued that it also prevents the cricket pitch from becomming the real green space focal point to the whole campus that I imagine it has the potential to be.
It wouldn't be too difficult to accommodate new student union facilities in a complex of new structures and new squares? here, . . . overlooking the cricket pitch?
notjim wrote:Well Cormac is proposing it be used as a student centre, which would certainly leave it over run with students. It won't happen, not least because it is unlikely to contain the sort of spaces a student center requires. And, yes, we need to start thinking of the college as an archipelago, not an island.
tommyt wrote:They could do a Belvo and move the 'saccur' down to a purpose built rooftop location when they redevelop the IDA centre down on Pearse/Macken St (a far more suitable location)., leaving the cricket pitch area for the proper 'hoi hoi' sporting codes, including rugby and a championship croquet area. The existing rugby pitch could then be redeveloped for something more faaabulous. That campus badly needs its own BT2 , M&S Simply food and Harvey Nicks.
alonso wrote:ever played soccer on College Park? It may well be the best pitch in Ireland... flat as a pancake and cut to perfection. Pity I was so shite that day and never made the team.... booooo!!
Oh yeh, please also define "championship" croquet