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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport North Terminal
Architect: Gensler, Design Architect
Associate Architects: Ghafari Associates LLC
Hamilton Anderson Associates
Scales and Associates
Owner: Wayne County Airport Authority
Contractor: Walbridge/Barton Malow
Photos: Vito Palmisano
Jury Comment: Powerful, simple forms, an expressive structural/architectural solution.
Project Description: The building’s “big idea” design element (and construction investment) is the three-level, 660-foot-long, glass Gateway Foyer that links all levels and supports every mode of vertical and horizontal passenger movement though the terminal. As an “origins and destinations” terminal rather than a hub, which typically keeps its passengers inside the concourse, a strong curbside architectural presence was desired.