Terminal 2 is a 75,000 m2 (810,000 sq ft) terminal and pier of 25,000sq.m (pier E) which provides 19 air bridges for aircraft and is capable of handling 15 million passengers annually, thereby allowing the airport to handle 35 million passengers a year. The project was designed by Pascal+Watson Architects and the total cost of the project was €600 million.This innovative project was designed fundamentally to improve passenger experience.
Due to the scale and size of the project, there were 22 different types of 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, making it the largest project ever undertaken in Ireland.
Gyproc Shaft-Wall was used specifically in the service risers and elevator shafts to provide the required fire resistance where full access was restricted. The primary steel sections were suitably fire protected encased in either Gyproc FireLine or Glasroc F FireCase.
The necessity to provide optimum levels of security required bespoke detailing. Steel security mesh was incorporated in the partition build-ups in areas separating the air-side from land-side.
Many of the MF ceiling installations were required to provide up to 2 hour fire resistance using Glasroc F FireCase boards. There were also many detailed and decorative bulk-heads incorporating lighting features throughout the Terminal building.
Terminal 2 contains almost 40 new shops and food and beverage outlets, combining the best of Irish and international retail. The facility has the capacity to cater for up to 15m passengers with 54 check -in desks.
The overall Terminal 2 construction project includes a new terminal building, a new boarding gate pier, a new combined heat and power facility, 19 new aircraft parking stands, and an upgraded airport road network.
Terminal 2, Dublin Airport was named overall category winner for the Plasterboard category in The 8th Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy awards held in London on the 8th of June. For more information on the this click here