Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport – Terminal D

Dallas, USA. 2016-2021

The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the main airport serving the urban area of Texas and one of the largest generators of employment in the north of the region, connecting the population through leisure and business trips. 

The intervention on Terminal D of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) incorporates four new boarding gates, as well as a 150,700 sqft. concourse to connect the original DFW terminal with the new one. The new gates house modern waiting spaces and lounges, an international corridor for federal inspections and customs serving international passengers, and an extension to the baggage claim area. The design consists of wide spaces to comply with the social distancing protocol.

luis vidal + architects have designed this space with large glass facades overlooking the airport runways, which provides a feeling of space and comfort. One of the key aspects of this technological design is the implementation of “view” glass, a piece of state-of-the-art technology that allows the façade to be used as a communication tool to show details of flights and announcements. This dynamic glass automatically adjusts to solar incidence to optimize access to natural light and views, thus improving the health and well-being of the user. This will reduce energy consumption in the new terminal by 15%.

This project has been designed to obtain energy certifications, meeting the highest energy standards.

  • Place/Date: Dallas, USA / 2016-2021
  • Client: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  • Budget: 194 M USD
  • Area: 150,000 sqft.
  • Architects: luis vidal + architects  / HarrisonKornberg Architects / Arup
  • Stage: Built
  • Team: Sabina Aparicio – Maria Astiaso – Francisco Alvar Barrera – Alessandro Biondi – Antonio de la Carrera – Louis Edwards – Jesús Gallego – Victoria González-Aller – Silvia Izaguirre – David López – Humberto Martínez – Roberto Moraga – Natalia Moreno – Patricia Plath – David Peña – Marco Pino – Adam Pyrek – Pierluca Roccheggiani – Isabel Rodrigo – Ángel Ruiz – Enrique Sánchez – Sebastian Schaub – Óscar Torrejón – Camila Vera – Luis Vidal
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