City Quays 2 plays a key role in shaping Belfast's landscape as it transforms from a post-industrial open-air museum to a bustling city.
City Quays 2
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
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CITY QUAYS 2
Country: UK, Northern IrelandLocation: BelfastPurpose: office spaceMain Contractor: LLP
Our contribution: Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
City Quays 2 - the home of new media and technology center in the
heart of Belfast.
Development of City Quays 2 means another addition to a commercial
portfolio of Grimshaw with the building in the heart of Northern Ireland’s
capital. At a cost of £ 18 million, they managed to create eight floors of
class A office space which is occupied by media and technology tenants,
including broadcaster ITV and radio station U105.
City Quays 2 building is located on the quay of the former ferry terminal and
was the first element of the newly planned square. The building is designed in
a way that align the global expertise of the Grimshaw architectural studio with
the specific needs of Belfast. The simple form made it possible to focus on
high-quality facades on the office floors above the representative ground
range of durable finishing materials has been selected to ensure the highest
durability in the coastal environment. Considerations of durability have
determined the widespread use of anodized aluminum and embedding it in a
carefully detailed system of extruded wings and laser cut brise-soleil. These
components added a simple layered design and added depth to the curtain walls,
creating shadowy patterns and emulating a play of lights and reflections that
actively responded to solar orientation.
Quays is a part of a large-scale £ 275m project to use Belfast's waterfront for
mixed-use construction and revitalization planned by Grimshaw. New offices,
flats, hotels and recreational facilities began to emerge in the vicinity of
City Quays 2 shortly after its commissioning. City Quays 2 and the development
plan for its surroundings strengthen the harmonization of the city center with
the characteristic buildings of the Lagan River embankment.
Quays 2 plays a key role in shaping Belfast's landscape as it transforms from a
post-industrial open-air museum to a bustling city.
MAS Design as an independent office has been present on the market since 2013. MAS Design is a leading design office in Poland implementing projects in the BIM formula. Our management team has over 15 years of experience in the facade cladding industry, collected while designing and implementatingthe facades.