Dublin Airport’s new ultramodern Terminal 2 was built to be capable of dealing with increased passenger numbers and improving the passenger experience. Saint-Gobain brands provided materials and expertise to the €600 million project which took three years to build and involved more than 10,400 people – making it (at the time of build) the largest project ever undertaken in Ireland.
Saint-Gobain brands Glassolutions, Saint-Gobain Glass and Gyproc both contributed to the ambitious build. Due to the scale and size of the project, there were 22 different types of Gyproc partitions with differing acoustic, fire and thermal resistance performance criteria. A combined total of 530,000sq.m of Gyproc Plasterboard was used in the installation of partitions, ceilings and steel encasements.
More than 16,000 sq. m. of Saint-Gobain Glass and Glassolutions glass is used on Dublin’s new ultramodern international airport terminal.
LET’S GET TECHNICAL
There were severe challenges during the project were the number of service ducts and also the requirement to provide high levels of fire resistance and protection to the structure and protection to the Terminal inhabitants. High levels of on-site technical support were provided by Gyproc and there was also a large amount of bespoke detailing required to ensure that the relevant project performance criteria in terms of acoustics and fire were met.
Glassolutions supplied the CLIMAPLUS double-glazing for the façades made of SGG COOL-LITE SKN solarcontrol and SGG STADIP SILENCE acoustic glass that allows maximum daylight to filter through while at the same time ensuring the building’s thermal and sound insulation. CLIMAPLUS CONTOUR curved double-glazing is used on the elegant curves of the footbridge and interior staircase; and STADIP COLOR laminated safety glass encases the spectacular elevator.