Extending the outdoor period
The Waterside sits on the south side, or the sunny side of the Lagan River. As Belfast’s climate is temperate oceanic, comfortable outdoor conditions based on sun and wind factors, span 18% of the year. Henning Larsen’s architecture has been created to extend this comfortable outdoor period. By reducing the wind speed to 2 m/s, this period can be expanded to 45% of the year, which is 3x longer than the current conditions on site.