- Sustainable Architecture
- LEED Silver in Jackson, Wyoming, USA.
The renovation and expansion of the Jackson Hole Airport terminal designed by US firm Gensler is a song of praise celebrating sustainable transport and Visual Marketing.
The Gensler team did not just focus on purely technological solutions to keep the facility’s carbon footprint as small as possible, and make it one of the few LEED Silver certified airports in the USA.
They also approached their brief from the Visual Marketing perspective, based on the assumption that this gateway to the region is a visitor’s first and last impression, an important image that they take away with them. A factor that mustn’t be taken too lightly in a region that is justifiably proud of its natural splendours.
The Jackson Hole Airport is distinguished by its human scale and its use of locally sourced materials, wood in particular. The glass curtain wall reinforces the connection between warm interior and dramatic exterior and showcases its stunning backdrop.
The project is a recipient of the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards due to its locally inspired approach.
Location: Jackson, Wyoming, USA
Photography: © Matthew Millman and © Tom Griffith (see captions) – courtesy of AIA