In commemoration of 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic ocean liner, Titanic Belfast is designed to become the cultural lynch pin of the new Titanic Quarter, transforming Queen's Island into an internationally significant dynamic leisure destination. Designed by UK firms Civic Arts and Todd Architects, the building's form conjures up maritime metaphors, including its four projecting segments which are evocative of ships’ prows. Almost the entire facade will be clad in faceted three-dimensional aluminum plates arranged in a complex asymmetrical pattern that recalls the construction methods of the great ocean liners and fractures the reflected light into a series of abstracted waves and breakers. Using cantilevered floor plates, the architecture expands outward from a modest footprint, not encroaching upon the historic remnants of the shipyards that surround it. Internally, the project provides over 12,000 square meters of floor space across five levels with generous ceiling heights. Well-suited for large-scale exhibits, the height of the five floors is equivalent to a 10-storey building. It also includes a range of sustainable strategies, and is on target for BREEAM Excellent accreditation.