Sydney Airport Terminal 1 that located in Sydney, Australia, was designed by Woodhead. is designed as public architecture celebrating Sydney, Australia and providing an invigorating environment enhancing the energy of travel. A central aspect of this idea was the application of a traditional piazza model as the main spatial device within ‘The Forum’ (Departures Lounge). This was explored to inform methods of enclosure, lighting, usage patterns and functional planning.
Accommodating eight million travellers moving through the space annually, the space is enlivening, changing throughout the day and the period of the travellers often multi hour stay. Fundamental to this was the view that the airport typology would stand as a regarded civic facility, acknowledged by the travelling public as more than transport processing.