For the thousands who arrive daily at Winnipeg James A. Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Manitoba, Canada, an unforgettable sight awaits in an unexpected place.
In the baggage claim area, eyes are immediately drawn to the ceiling, where 55 circular skylights in random sizes bathe the space in light and exude a sense of calm in what is typically a high-stress zone.
What’s more, iLight Plexineon Blue Series fixtures orbit each skylight, suggesting a starlit night on the open prairie while also providing striking contrast against the predominately white air terminal building.
Since opening in October 2011, the new passenger-friendly, state-of-the-art facility has quickly gained acclaim. Travel Channel recently named it one of the world’s 10 most iconic airports, and the project received a 2012 IES Award of Merit within the Edith F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting category.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Auerbach Glasow French
Stantec Architecture, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects