Santiago Calatrava unveils new Denver International Airport designs

Denver International Airport has plans to revamp the airport’s South Terminal.  The South Terminal Redevelopment Program includes provisions for a train station to connect the airport to downtown Denver, a signature rail bridge and a plaza. The program also includes a planned 500-room hotel and conference center connected to the existing Jeppesen Terminal.  At present, these renovations are estimated to cost $650 million.

The project has brought in the world-renowned Spanish structural engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava.  He has developed an initial design for the new buildings taking into consideration relationships between the hotel, train station, plaza and signature bridge, as well as how these spaces will impact the flow of passengers.

Calatrava is well known for his visually stunning structures such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, Sundial Bridge in Redding, Calif., the TGV Railway Station in Liège, Belgium, the new Sondica Airport terminal in Bilbao, Spain, the Orient Station in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.