Dublin Airport Terminal 2, New TerminalDublin Airport Authority (daa)

Dublin Airport's 75,000m² Terminal 2 was designed specifically with the travellers' 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 was a fundamental aspect of the design development process, the end result being clear and logical sequential journeys. The curvaceous, fluid forms of the building were achieved via the clever use of standard elements and components. 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% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to statutory compliant design. T2 provides an iconic gateway to Ireland and has gained recognition in being awarded the Corus Structural Steel Design Award 2010 and the CMG Building Design Awards Public Building of the Year 2010 as voted by the general public.

Value: €609m