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Brief Published: 3 Oct 2012

Now Boarding: Exhibition Explores Future of Airport Design


Denver Art Museum in the US is currently hosting an exhibition titled Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight, which aims to change the way that travellers look at airports and airport design.

Curated by Donald Albrecht in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum, the exhibition steps into the world of six international airports designed by award-winning Denver-based outfit Fentress Architects (including LAX in Los Angeles and the International Airport in South Korea). 

The show looks at how world events have and may continue to shape airport design. Veering away from traditional architectural exhibition design, visitors are taken through the genre, beyond drawings and models, via a wealth of films, digital art, animation and photographs. The experience is designed to reflect Fentress’ philosophy of always looking to the future.

The studio is currently engaged in an Airport of the Future initiative, which asks everyone “from experts to periodic travellers” to share their ideas on the topic.

Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight runs until October 7 2012. For a deeper insight into the future of travel, see our report, Future Transport Interiors. For more examples of successful airport design, see our report New Airport Design.

Fentress Architects