Calgary International Airport – International Facilities Project
The Art of Getting There
In 2007 DIALOG was selected as the Prime Consultant for the International Facilities Project at YYC, providing full architectural design services, full interior design services, sustainability consultants and coordination of all external sub-consultants.
The $1.67 billion facility is designed primarily for international and trans-border traffic with connections to the domestic terminal. The terminal includes a centralized multi-level check-in and pre-board screening areas, retail areas, airline lounges and a state-of-the-art baggage handling system. It is designed to handle YYC’s projected passenger growth, reaching as many as 27 million passengers by 2035.
- Calgary, AB
- Calgary Airport Authority
- DIALOG Services
YYC welcomes travelers from all over the world. More than 27 million passengers per year are projected to use the terminal by 2035.
The project includes over 600 geothermal wells, rainwater harvesting, daylight harvesting, high performance building envelope, and in-floor radiant heating and cooling.
Glass walls create a light and airy space while allowing passengers to see long distances both inside and outside the terminal. Use of glass assists wayfinding within the building.
Modern furniture, great views and room to spread out make YYC’s International Terminal a comfortable place to enjoy while waiting for a flight.
The terminal is designed to offer travelers a number of spaces to read, relax and enjoy the start of their journey.
More than fifty new restaurant and retail locations were created in the new terminal. A mix of international and local vendors offer passengers a wide variety of choices.
North America’s first CrisBag system can handle four thousand bags per hour through a 100% tracked RFID tote tray design. The system is designed to handle expansion.
Efficiency is a primary goal of airport design. DIALOG’s design allows a seamless experience for passengers from check in through to immigration and customs clearance areas.
Use of local materials, such as Rundlestone, evoke the Rocky Mountains. The first and last impressions of the terminal are unforgettable and rooted in the local landscape.
Rob Adamson, Principal
“At the highest level, the aspiration was to design a facility that could be perceived on the world stage as a significant air terminal building”
An early sketch imagines a design for the airside pier and gates.