Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Awards of Excellence — 2009 Recipient

Prince George Airport (Art)
Vancouver
BC
Award Category: 
Awards of Excellence
Innovation in Architecture

McFarlane | Green | Biggar Architecture + Design Inc.

The Prince George Airport design involved the expansion of the existing terminal to include a new departure lounge, international arrivals area, security screening area, baggage make-up room, support offices and renovations to the existing check-in hall. The design modernizes the 1970’s terminal with a high performance building envelope and an innovative curtain wall and structure of exposed heavy timber. Durability, sustainability, elegant detailing and cost were all weighed in the decisions to develop a simple natural palette for the building.

The community has embraced the modern design as a catalyst for future growth and gateway for commerce, industry and tourism.

Jury Comment(s): 

An innovative example of art in architecture; It uses innovative technology only where it needs to be, and creates simple beautiful surfaces and minimalistic detailing.

Openness of the interior to the extensions is stressed and enhanced by an elegant roof that appears to float.

...an elegant creation in the context of normal cost constraints.

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