Modern Prince George Airport by mgb
The Prince George Airport expansion and renovation has been designed by mcfarlane | green | biggar Architecture + Design also known as the mgb, and represents a strong identity element for the Prince George community as the gateway into northern British Columbia.
The project was build in several phases, each of them tying to highlight mgb’s interest in revitalizing spaces and structures in a sustainable manner. The first phase of the project was the use of some new security measures resulted in a national program to upgrade Canadian airports with new equipment. The second phase is all about international arrivals, domestic baggage claim and offices for the Canadian Border Services Administration.
The project is not only about the expansion of the terminal but it also about the design of the airport which is very modern and is focusing on the craft of the structural and envelope detailing, creating a great connection between the interior and exterior architecture. The exterior cladding features a modern structurally-glazed curtain wall supported on custom-designed castings, and is the first of its kind in Canada.
The Prince George Airport is based on three important elements durability, sustainability, and elegant detailing. Each of these elements are explored and incorporated in this modern airport. The principal material is the wood, and is used both for the exterior design to relate with the regional aesthetic, and for the interior design as seating elements such as ‘birch box’ seating and maple benches.