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November 10, 2011

 Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ newest building recently opened at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The terminal, which draws design inspiration from Manitoba’s vast prairies and sky, will be the first freestanding airport building in Canada to be LEED certified. The airport is 25 per cent more efficient than Canada’s Model National Energy Code for Buildings.

Canada’s first LEED certified airport terminal opens in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG

Canada’s first LEED certified freestanding airport has opened.

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA) in collaboration with Stantec, the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is 25 per cent more efficient than Canada’s Model National Energy Code for Buildings. Sustainable design measures include natural lighting and advanced mechanical systems to reduce the building’s energy consumption.

“Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects have delivered a world-class design that is both exciting and responsible,” said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Airports Authority.

“More than a place to transport people and products, the new terminal truly reflects the spirit of the community.”

The building draws design inspiration from Manitoba’s vast prairies and sky. It is long and low with a floating silver roof. Skylights, an atrium, and windows fill the terminal with light and bring the big sky inside

In addition to the new terminal, Pelli Clarke Pelli’s work included the airport’s redevelopment master plan and the design of a parking garage.

Founded in 1977 and led by Cesar Pelli, Fred Clarke, and Rafael Pelli, PCPA has designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.

The firm has been honored with critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed terminals for Haneda Airport in Tokyo and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

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