big space, little place and 11 retro-fit, future-fit strategies for emerging airports
Truitt, Alane Lynette
Master of Architecture
Air traffic has experience worldwide exponential growth which has in turn sparked off another chain reaction of new expanded facilities for air travel. Although the individual's radius of action continues to expand, space itself is being steadily reduced to a zone that is traversed, an interval in a continuous movement interrupted at most for a brief stopover. Scarcely anybody has a clearly formulated opinion about this transit zone, accepting it as inevitable. Within the last decade, airports have become such complete facilities dedicated to commerce or exploiting commerce opportunities based on the necessity of passing through and waiting. Within this system of shifting scales, economic intricacies, infrastructural units and individual experience, there is an opportunity in the expansion of airport facilities to exploit the inherent qualities through means that are more responsive to and change the individual experience of airports.