After a nearly yearlong selection process, the Spanish practice luis vidal + architects, together with the American engineering and architecture firm HDR, have won the contest to develop a spaceport in Colorado (USA). Thus, luis vidal + architects has become the first Spanish architecture studio to be involved in the design of a space transport infrastructure, confirming not only the global scope of the studio, but also the international recognition of its track record and extensive experience in the field of transport architecture.
The project is currently in its preliminary phase: this is a pivotal step for Front Range Airport in its quest to build a 21st-century spaceport, the Air and Space Port, a transportation and technology center that will pave the way for the airport to obtain the license granted by the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST).
Specifically, luis vidal + architects will evaluate the project from an architectural point of view, proposing a preliminary design for the spaceport facility, with a technological and futuristic inspiration.
In addition, luis vidal + architects have been involved in the design of a modular multiphase building. The first phase is the creation of a training center for pilots, in addition to flight training and simulation rooms and a research center.
The first Spanish practice to be involved in the design of a spaceport
|Place/Date:||Denver, Colorado, 2013-2018|
|Client:||Front Range Airport Authority Board|
|Architects:||Spaceport Colorado, design by HDR, Inc. in association with luis vidal + architects|
|Contributors:||Silverwing Enterprises, Cardno TEC, Economic Strategies LLC, Lockheed Associates, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies|
|Project Status:||Project design|
|Team:||Nick Axel - Fernando Callejón - David Fernández-Feito - Carlos Peña - Óscar Torrejón - Luis Vidal|