Upon opening its doors on March 31st 2012, Titanic Belfast became` the world's largest ever Titanic- themed visitor attraction and Northern Ireland's largest tourism project, Titanic Belfast is the result of a successful collaboration between the Concept Design Architects CivicArts/Eric R Kuhne & Associates and the Lead Consultant / Architect Todd Architects.
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on the site where the famous ship was designed and built, Titanic Belfast's six-floors feature nine interpretive and interactive galleries designed by Event Communications that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the city and people that crafted her, the passengers who sailed on her and the scientists who found her. The building will also house temporary exhibits, a 1,000 seat banqueting suite, education and community facilities, catering and retail space and a basement car park.
The master plan for Titanic Quarter seeks to create a 21st century centerpiece for Belfast, combining retail, residential, business and cultural elements, all spliced together with public Parks, promenades and gardens. Titanic Belfast was conceived as the cultural lynch pin in the scheme, giving a form to the wish for a focal point to unite the site's various heritage elements. Having first investigated options for recreating Titanic at various scales, it was decided to design an entirely original structure that could also convey the wider narrative of Belfast, its industries and people.