THE WATERFRONT AREA OF BELFAST INCLUDING LANYON PLACE AND NEARBY

THE WATERFRONT AREA OF BELFAST

Some of the images are not as sharp as they should be as there was a problem with my camera settings.

It is interesting to note that Translink have announced that Belfast Central Station is to be renamed “Lanyon Place” following a programme of refurbishment which is expected to be completed sometime in September. I must admit that as "Belfast Central Station" was anything but central this makes sense.

Belfast Waterfront is a multi-purpose conference and entertainment centre, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed by local architects' firm Robinson McIlwaine. Practice partner Peter McGuckin was the project architect.

The hall is located in Lanyon Place, the flagship development of the Laganside Corporation. The development is named after the architect Charles Lanyon. Planning for the building began 1989, with the hall being completed in 1997 for the sum of £32 million. The main circular Auditorium seats 2,241 and is based on the Berlin Philharmonic Hall designed by Hans Scharoun. However the flexible design of the Auditorium allows the stalls seating to be moved to create a larger arena. The smaller adjoining Studio seats 380. The dome of the building is coated in copper. This is so the exterior will eventually turn green and reflect the dome of Belfast City Hall and other Victorian buildings in the city centre. The building also contains bars and a restaurant.

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