DSSR was part of the design team to work on the new €89 million terminal at Cork International Airport, working alongside architects HOK, who have international experience working on a range of high-profile airport and transport projects. Aer Rianta commissioned the new terminal building due to increasing passenger numbers.
The concept design centres on the creation of a large-span open space, constructed out of steel, timber and glass to maximise natural light. The wave form of the impressive single-span curved roof structure – constructed out of timber and rod bowstring beams – is supported by a series of tree-like columns.
DSSR worked as technical advisor to Jacobs Engineering on the concept design, including the application of benchmark design and cost data. Among the full range of mechanical and electrical services provided were specific design requirements for fixed ground power and aircraft potable water supplies. Displacement ventilation is provided to public areas to enhance passenger comfort, maintaining specific conditions for temperature and humidity.
The new terminal was successfully completed on schedule and opened in 2006.
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