Dublin Airport – Pier D & Connector
As part of Dublin Airport’s ongoing expansion, SOM designed a master plan for the airport and constructed a new 14-stand pier that serves up to 10 million travelers each year. The new pier is linked to a terminal by an elegant, 350-meter elevated walkway that is partially suspended by an 85-meter-long skybridge. The bridge provides passengers a spectacular view of the historic airport, originally built in the 1930s and expanded over the decades.
SOM also created environmental graphics for the new building. Mural-sized portraits of Ireland's noted writers enliven the space and celebrate the country's rich literary history.