Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Andy O » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:10 pm

I saw a tv prog once about this, apparently it was designed to look ship-like. What is it used for today and when did it cease to be a terminal? Pity about its replacement eh. Any pics would be great, thanks!
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Maskhadov » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:34 pm

going to keep it ??? i would knock it
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:23 am

Information - on this site surprisingly ;)

http://two.archiseek.com/archives/11415
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby phil » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:49 am

Maskhadov wrote:going to keep it ??? i would knock it


I assume you are thinking of the other terminal Maskhadov?

I quite like the way Pier D is wrapping around the original terminal. I think it will highlight it as a central feature of the airport again.

http://www.dublinairportauthority.com/images/965.jpg
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Flyboy » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:48 pm

The back of the ground floor of the old terminal building is used for boarding gates. If you're travelling through the portacabins you walk through part of the old terminal on the way to the temporary gates but you wouldn't realise it. The rest of the building is used by the DAA for offices, while the Met Office also has a small base there.

I think Phil is right - the new bridge to Pier D will bring the old terminal back into the public eye again as at the minute people don't notice it at all.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby GrahamH » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:14 pm

Oh dear - much of the original glazing has been replaced with aluminium. Presumably this will be rectified come restoration.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Maskhadov » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:38 pm

phil wrote:I assume you are thinking of the other terminal Maskhadov?

I quite like the way Pier D is wrapping around the original terminal. I think it will highlight it as a central feature of the airport again.

http://www.dublinairportauthority.com/images/965.jpg


I have to say the above looks great
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:41 am

this should be pretty close to completion now ? SOM are architects, i think.
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Postby AndrewP » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:13 pm

It's nearly finished, and is kinda cheap-looking. The suspension pylons for the walkway aren't white, they're the ever-popular gunmetal grey.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby archipig » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:49 pm

phil wrote:I assume you are thinking of the other terminal Maskhadov?

I quite like the way Pier D is wrapping around the original terminal. I think it will highlight it as a central feature of the airport again.

http://www.dublinairportauthority.com/images/965.jpg


The new walkway privides a nice view of the terminal but it would be way better if the grassed over the car park in front of it.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby archipig » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:50 pm

Peter FitzPatrick wrote:this should be pretty close to completion now ? SOM are architects, i think.


SOM did pier D and the walkway. The suspension cables look a bit naff IMO. Unnessessary.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby GrahamH » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:13 pm

Agreed - rather gimmicky, and so 1992.

Otherwise a nice scheme. Yes the landscape treatment approching the terminal is arguably the most important of all; a sweeping lawn would be lovely.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Flyboy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:26 pm

The gardens in front of the old terminal are being landscaped at the minute and the lawn is being replaced.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby kefu » Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:46 pm

The inside of the new terminal building is terrific, very airy and a has a nice atmosphere. It is quite a long walk up from the check-in desks but that its inevtiable.
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby fergalr » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:26 pm

They've done a very nice job with the new gates alright. BUT... the walkway that wraps around the Old Terminal Building.. it's all glass but a strip of plasticky material that obscures the view down entirely from eye level!
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Dublin Airport Old Terminal Building

Postby Maud » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:29 am

I wonder if anyone knows if any in-depth research has been done on this building and, if so, could they point me in the right direction? I am interested in doing some research of my own but I would like to see what has been written already. I am a post graduate student and I would love to pursue this as my primary research topic.
All I have seen so far is the few pages in Sean Rothery's Ireland & the New Architecture which was published in 1991.
Yours in anticipation of a reply!
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Re: Dublin Airport Old Terminal Building

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:20 am

surprisingly not a lot shows up in thesis search
http://igs.ie/cgi-bin/theses/catalogue.cgi
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Re: Dublin Airport Old Terminal Building

Postby Maud » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:00 am

Thank you Paul, that is a handy resource.
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Re: Dublin Airport Old Terminal Building

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:29 pm

A pathe newsreel of it under construction
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=8100
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Satrastar » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:11 pm

fergalr wrote:They've done a very nice job with the new gates alright. BUT... the walkway that wraps around the Old Terminal Building.. it's all glass but a strip of plasticky material that obscures the view down entirely from eye level!


Yeah!! What's up with that?
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Re: Dublin Airport - Old Terminal Building

Postby Global Citizen » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:50 pm

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