Characteristic, structurally original office building that completed the Waterfront Hall and added a coherent character to the entire Lanyon Place in Belfast.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Patton ConstructionWDR & RT Taggart
Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
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Country: UK, Northern Ireland
residential space, office space, retail, services
WDR & RT Taggart
Our contribution: Performing static, fabrication and site project curtain walls.
The construction of the
“Soloist’, formerly known by it’s working name ‘No 2 Lanyon Place’ was a key
component of the Belfast Lanyon Place area development plan developed by Lagonside,
an organization established in 1980 in order to implement the Lagan River
embankment revitalization plan.
The development of Lanyon Place was defined by
the Lagonside Corporation zoning plan with the Waterfront Hall building as the
The ‘Soloist’ is located
at the main entrance to Lanyon Place in between May and Oxford Streets and
opposite of the Royal Court of Justice.
The goal that Lagonside Corporation has set for architects was to create distinctive
building that would complement the Waterfront Hall and add coherent character
to the entire Lanyon Place. The project was also intended to shield the area
from south-westerly winds.
The ‘Soloist’ building
consists of five storeys and an additional storey on its roof. The ‘Soloist’, according
to its masterplan is connected with the parapet of Waterfront Hal at the height of the roof. The building is 10,500 m²
in size. The ground floor is intended for commercial, service and residential
usage, while the upper floors are used for office space.
both sides of the ‘Soloist’, a passage has been designed that intersects
building, creating a pedestrian route from St. Georges Market to the entrance
of Waterfront Hall in the process. The passage was made to be the heart of the
building, it includes office entrances, cafes, bistros, galleries, etc.
of the ‘Soloist’, designed by the Norwegian company Niels Torp, has started
during the worst economic conditions on the construction market. Work on the
completion of Soloist ceased in 2010 and construction-related loans were
transferred to the National Asset Management Agency of Ireland (NAMA), and the
agency provided founding which allowed to finish its constructions in 2014.
The ‘Soloist’ is one of the Belfast’s most
characteristic office developments.
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.