Published December 01, 2020
Pssst! Want to see something cool? We’re sharing regular “work in progress” snapshots to show you what we’re up to. Up next: Models of the new airport designs.
Before there can be an airport, there must be an airport model.
Architectural models are a key tool for studying designs and communicating project visions. So after our first look at the newly unveiled designs for the Portland International Airport, we’re now getting a glimpse of the model built by the architecture firm ZGF.
The model is big — 20 by 30 feet, in fact. It’s a helpful visualization tool for the architects and builders working to bring these new airport designs to life.
One of the most striking features of the model — crafted by second-generation model maker Talisa Shevavesh — is the undulating wooden roof. Beneath it, we see how the real-life designs might eventually look. Light gently filters through the roof and fills the main terminal’s park-inspired interiors, from the Pacific Northwest greenery to the spacious common areas.
Let yourself imagine what future trips through PDX might look like with these behind-the-scenes photos from the studio.