Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Architecture: Wellington Airport International Passenger Terminal (The Rock)

This magnificent piece of copper plated unorthodox architectural design is the new Wellington International Airport terminal in New Zealand which is known as 'The Rock'. It's an utterly fantastic design that uses an external cladding system that really creates an earthly and natural feel, and also symbolizes an inherent connection with its context. The 3500m² spanning project is a standalone structure that was constructed without any need of closing the entirety of Wellington International Airport. Whilst cleverly designed to represent the marginal coastline that extends around the airport itself, the new terminal is functional and technically astute connecting the proposed with incumbent and at the same time establishing national solidarity.