gensler structures jackson hole airport with wood trusses
 
gensler structures jackson hole airport with wood trusses
apr 09, 2014

gensler structures jackson hole airport with wood trusses

gensler structures jackson hole airport with wood trusses
image courtesy of gensler / matthew millman

 

 

 

‘jackson hole airport’ in wyoming, is the only aviation hub in the united states that is positioned within a national park. standing as a gateway to yellowstone and the teton mountain range, the realization of its terminal expansion and renovation by gensler sees the design of a structure composed of wooden beams supporting a dominant overhang – the employment of lumber speaking to the natural protected area of the site. the exposed timber elements are combined with expansive glazing that offers panoramic views of the nearby rocky landscape; while weathered steel installed along parts of the façade and interior walls contrast the smoothness of the concrete floors and the tactile qualities of the predominantly wood building. the understated ‘jackson hole airport’ steers away from conventional schemes of its kind, offering a warm, cozy atmosphere that is more reminiscent of the resorts and chalets that serve the nearby ski community.

 

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check-in area
image courtesy of gensler / matthew millman

 

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wood beams form the airport’s overall structure
image courtesy of gensler / tim griffith

 

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queen-post trusses support the exaggerated airport’s commanding overhang
image courtesy of gensler / tim griffith

 

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detail of a metal brace fastening the design’s wooden structure together
image courtesy of gensler / matthew millman

 

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‘jackson hole airport’ by night
image courtesy of gensler / matthew millman

 

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view of the low-rise aviation hub with the picturesque teton mountain range in the background
image courtesy of gensler / matthew millman

 

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entrance to the airport
image courtesy of gensler / tim griffith

 

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