Buro Happold wins Belfast arts-centre appointment
Buro Happold has been appointed environmental and building-services engineers for the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. This project aims to become the premier multi-disciplinary centre for community arts in Northern Ireland. The environmental aspects will consist of a major upgrade to the building fabric, the energy systems and the technical systems for the performing arts centre. Proposals include the extensive use of natural ventilation and daylighting in the proposed new dance studios and workshops and innovative natural-displacement solutions in the multi-use performance spaces. BREEAM will act as a driver for the design process.