The Titanic Signature Building is a 14000sq.m building situated in what was once the biggest shipyard and was where the White Star Line built its 3 Olympic sized ships, including the Titanic which sailed in its first tragic journey in 1912.
Building owner: Titanic Quarter Ltd
Architect: Todd Architects
Contracting company: McLaughlin Taylor Drylining Ltd
The shipbuilding industry is no more and taking there place is one of Europe’s largest inner city regeneration schemes, the 185 acre Titanic Quarter.
The Titanic Signature Building is the centre piece of this development and six story aluminum and glass pavilion containing a civic museum, gallery, cafes and shops.
Hidden below its four tilted wing tipped roofs is a two storey multi-purpose function room.
Each of the four wing-tips is 30 metres high, which is roughly the height of a ships bow on the slipway. The building is dominated by four radiating largely windowless wings that are clad in 3000 marine grade aluminum planks which form a shimmering fractured skin. Contained within each is a stage set designed to celebrate the local work-forces reputation for industrial prowess.
The double height rooms below the wing-tipped roofs are bedecked with contemporary recreations of the Titanic’s interior.
The internal lining of the ‘wing-tips’ is lined with a bespoke detailed GypLyner system directly to the cladding rails following the angle of the cladded aluminum sheets, which were centered specifically to facilitate the lining system. Gyproc technical specification team suggested this system to the architect which provided a solution to his internal lining issue, whilst Gyproc ShaftWall is used to offer fire protection to the lift shafts and service risers.
The MF ceilings in the main function rooms are finished with Rigitone 12-25Q, which is the first time this particular type of Rigitone has been used in Ireland.
In an effort to maintain low reverberation times and to make a comfortable acoustic environment of the patrons of the building, Gyptone Line 6 is used extensively in public areas.
The Titanic Signature Building received the Runner Up award in the Commercial 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