Entry gate building, view from highway - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
Entry gate building - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
Detail of ticketing drive approach - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
Plan at ground level
Plan at upper level, 17' x 109'
Entry building cross section
Construction process with brickwork skin in place
Construction process with steel frame sheer detail
Elevation of main parking structure - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
Interior of parking structure with facade gradation - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
Interior of parking canopy - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
Front of parking building in the landscape - photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
- photo: Hiepler,Brunier,
The parking facility for the Bush International Airport is a private commercial extension of the airports infrastructure and economic fabric. The project functions as an intermodal link from automobile travel to the airport terminal.
Two primary values of landscape and threshold express and reinforce the ritual of travel throughout the project. The volume of program dedicated to the housing of the automobile allows an architectural expression of landscape on a conceptual and figural level, both from the air and in the horizon. The open air structures propose an environment of over scaled waiting halls that dispatches and receives the traveler. The Administration Building operates at another scale to form the initial and final architectural threshold of travel, bringing the body, via the vehicle into a pressured spatial relationship.
Location: Bush International Airport, Houston Texas / Phase One Site: 11 acres, /Parking Canopies: 220,000sqf. [20,438sqm.] /Administration Building: 3,000sqf. [279sqm] /Cost: 8 Million USD (phase one) / Status: Phase One Completed 2006 /Design Architect / Lead Consultant: EASTON+COMBS / Civil: Lentz Engineering, L.C. / Structural: Bihner Chen Engineering, Inc. /M.E.P. : RH George & Associates
Architectural Photography: Hiepler,Brunier,