View of Terminal 2 expansion, with Downtown San Diego in background (San Diego International Airport)
The California airport boom continues. AN has recently taken a look at new or expanded terminals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Long Beach. The latest is San Diego, where the $865 million “Green Build Expansion,” the largest in the airport’s history, is getting ready to open to the public tomorrow. It’s being designed and built by a joint venture made up of architects HNTB and construction specialists Turner/PCL/Flatiron.
Inside the almost-complete Sunset Cove, the terminal’s grand hall. (San Diego International Airport)
The 445,000 square foot project, an extension of the airport’s Terminal 2, includes ten new gates, a great hall enclosed with multi-story floor-to-ceiling windows, two new pedestrian bridges, a dual-level roadway to separate arriving and departing passengers, more security lanes, a new ticket lobby and more shopping and dining.
Public art includes sculptures hovering over much of the expanse. The green label comes from the project’s ambition to achieve LEED Gold, with sustainable elements including photovoltaic panels, a reflective roof, low-flow fixtures, and extensive incorporation of natural light. Take a virtual tour of the soon-to-open spaces here.
“The Journey,” an art installation by Jim Campbell (San Diego International Airport)
New exterior fabric canopies (San Diego International Airport)
New ticketing hall. (San Diego International Airport)