Henning Larsen Architects has revealed plans for a £400 million development that will transform the waterfront of Belfast. At 16 acres, the master plan constitutes the Northern Irish capital’s largest single ground-up development in recent history. Known as Belfast Waterside, the plans draw inspiration from the current trend of industrial harbor front site transformations seen in several cities across Europe, in particular the successful models seen in the architects’ home city of Copenhagen. Located on the east bank of the River Lagan, the 1.7 million-square-foot development will looks to connect the two sides of the river while taking full advantage of the perks of its waterfront site. Inspired by the terraced landscape of Giant’s Causeway, a range of sleek buildings will step down toward the water’s edge, creating a series of inviting public spaces flanked by new cultural venues, entertainment and retail spaces, offices, hotels, and as many as 750 new residences.
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