Pittsburgh International Airport in Canadian media
November 24, 2022
A sustainable airport of the future must be safe, recognizable, resourceful, sleek, dynamic and forward-thinking. Pittsburgh International Airport’s new terminal modernization project is the perfect example, designed by luis vidal + architects in association with Gensler and HDR.
The new terminal recycles or reuses at least three-quarters of construction waste, including concrete from current airfield ramps, which will be reused for new roads. Moreover, it is the first airport to be independently powered by a microgrid, featuring thousands of solar panels and five natural gas generators fuelled by onsite wells, capable of creating over 20 megawatts of electricity.
luis vidal + architects believes that the purpose of architecture is to improve the quality of life: “If we can meet challenges responsibly, a better, brighter and more interconnected future awaits us.”