We are happy to announce that our northern friends Henning Larsen Architects have won the 16-acre masterplan for Belfast Waterfront. We feel honored that we could contribute to this effect by taking care of the visual side of the project.
[one-half-first]Henning Larsen Architects inspired by successful harbour front development in Copenhagen proposed a masterplan of transforming the east bank of the River Lagan in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Project aims to repopulate the city of Belfast while reviving the potential of waterfronts.[/one-half-first]
[one-half]Plans include creation of 750 new homes, as well as a hotel, leisure and office spaces along the riverbanks. Masterplan provides new pedestrian and cycle bridge to link the banks of the river, as well as additional leisure and shopping facilities.[/one-half]
“[The] River Lagan will no longer create a barrier in Belfast but is going to connect it instead,” says Jacob Kurek, Partner at Henning Larsen.
As an architectural solution architects drew inspiration from Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway and its unique terraced stone landscape.
“The strategy of positioning the lower buildings towards the waterfront in the Belfast Waterside development guides winds over buildings instead of through the streets. In the harsh temperate oceanic climate zone of Belfast, this approach reduces wind speed. We estimate that we can prolong the number of weeks per year it’s comfortable to spend time outside from the current 9 weeks to an impressive 25 weeks.” Jacob Kurek says.
The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022. Stay tuned!