Fort McMurray International Airport
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
||AIBC Lieutenant Governor’s Award|
||Prairie Wood Design Award |
||North American Wood Design & Building Award|
||BC Wood WORKS! Jury’s Choice Award |
||International Interior Design Association IDC|
||Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award |
||Alberta Construction Magazine Award|
||Canadian Architect Award of Excellence|
||RAIC Governor General's Medal |
The Fort McMurray International Airport acts as a gateway to the community of Fort McMurray. The new terminal building is part of a larger expansion to the airport, in response to the tremendous growth of the region, and includes a new taxiway, apron, access roads and airport hotel. The design responds to the unique challenges of this context while creating an iconic and memorable presence in the landscape and an honest architectural expression in harmony with the pioneering spirit of its locale. Most significantly, the building is exemplary through its early adoption and creative application of a Mass Timber construction system for the expansive roof that envelopes the principal public spaces. The major innovations include the manner in which the system was validated, cost analysis, technical integration, use as an expressive and didactic design element, and contribution to community identity.
This project was commenced by omb's predecessor firm McFarlane | Green | Biggar Architecture + Design.
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