Northwest Airplane Hangar

2013

Far from a utilitarian industrial structure, this private airplane hangar combines functionality and cutting edge design.  The attention to detail in the exposed structural frame emphasizes bold design of this 35,000 sf building.  Soaring cantilevers and expansive use of glazing lend a dynamic element to what is normally a building with limited expression.  The 2030 Building Challenge was accomplished by delivering a facility that is approximately 80% more efficient than the 2009 IECC requirements for metal buildings.

 

Photos: Benjamin Benschneider