Located in Niagara Falls, United States, Niagara Falls International Airport was designed by Stantec Architecture Ltd. A design that is inspired by one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions, the new air terminal building reflects the ambitions of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to create a ‘gateway’ building for the Niagara region. In response to the client’s desire for the building to be unique, distinctive, and memorable for visitors and residents alike, the design solution focused on the grandeur and power of the Niagara Falls.
The wave roof forms evokes the movement and nature of water, and the act of bridging the falls and nations. The stratification of rock under the flowing roofs evokes the geology and topography of the Niagara river and gorge, the combination of which creates one of the great wonders of the world.
The interior spaces are detailed with a soothing, calming palette of colors and materials including regional wood veneer paneling, porcelain tile flooring, glass and stainless steel canopies, guards and partitions bringing warmth and texture to the public spaces within the terminal.