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First look at Pascall + Watson's new Dublin airport terminal

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] These are the first shots of Pascall+ Watson’s £328 million new Terminal in Dublin

Opened at the end of last year, the 75,000m² T2 building will be capable of handling 15 million passengers per year, both long and short-haul. 

According to the practice, the airport’s new second terminal ‘approximately two thirds less energy compared to other equivalent terminal buildings’.

Alan Lamond, the International Aviation Director for Pascall+Watson said: ‘When we received our commission for the masterplan of Dublin Airport and then the terminal we knew this development was one of national importance.  Our solution was going to have to capture the aspirations and spirit of the country as well as celebrate the synergy between form and function, and deliver a world-class passenger experience.’

Project data

Architects: Pascall+Watson
Location: Dublin Airport
Type of Project: Airport Terminal
Structural Engineers: Arup
Project Architect: Pascall+Watson
Design Team: Arup, Mace and Pascall+Watson
Client: Dublin Airport Authority
Funding: Dublin Airport Authority
Tender date: January 2007 (envelope), October 2007 (pier)
Start on site date: October 2007
Contract duration: 3 years and 11 months
Gross internal floor area: 75,000m² terminal building and 2,400m² pier
Form of contract and/or procurement: The works were procured under a construction management form where the contractual arrangements between DAA and the 17 individual Trade Contractors were defined in a Trade Contract.
Total cost: €395million (euro)  - £328 million
Main contractor: Mace
Selected subcontractors and suppliers:  Fabric Architecture (ceiling system)
Annual co2 emissions: Projections are not available as there are too many variables to forecast at this stage.

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