Public safety and security was the prime consideration, making the north façade’s ability to perform under blast conditions a key requirement. These important safety priorities should not impinge on the strong aesthetic impact, which the glazed façade was designed to create. All part of making the new terminal a suitable introduction to Liverpool.
To make John Lennon International Airport an impressive gateway to this world-famous city. The new terminal development, designed by Manchester architect Leach Rhodes Walker, has tripled the previous terminal size to 24,000 square metres and provides check-in and baggage handling facilities. The new check-in hall’s most striking feature is a ten metre high structurally glazed façade running the entire length of the north side of the building designed to improve natural light in the full depth of the building.
To meet the exacting requirements of European standards for structural glazing and to marry architectural design with security and safety, the team specified blast resistant 993 Structural Glazing Sealant from DOWSIL™.