Dublin Airport’s 75.000 m² Terminal 2 has been designed specifically with the traveller´s needs in mind. The visually striking building makes maximum use of natural daylight, creating bright and airy spaces that are both calm and relaxing. Consideration of passenger movement has been a fundamental aspect of the design development process, the end result being clear and logical sequential journeys. The curvaceous, fluid forms of the building have been achieved via the clever use of ALUCOBOND® aluminium composite panels in silver metallic and traffic grey.
Respect for the local environment was a key criteria in the selection of materials for the project, not only to respond to its location and context, but also to ensure the best possible quality and value. The building sets new standards in sustainable terminal design, achieving a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to statutory compliant design.
Terminal 2 provides an iconic gateway to Ireland and has gained recognition in being awarded the Corus Structural Steel Design Award 2010 and CMG Building Design Awards Public Building of the Year 2010 as voted by the general public.Location: Dublin, Ireland Architect: Pascall + Watson Architects Project name: Dublin Airport Terminal 2
Fabricator / Installer: Martifer, Oliveira de Frades, Portugal
Construction: Tray panels suspended on bolts
Year of construction: 2011
Product: ALUCOBOND® silver metallic/ traffic grey
Photos: Dublin Airport Authority, Martifer