Domestic Arrivals Escalator Replacement

Calming the Chaos. Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Enfield, NS

The airport recognized the need to upgrade the domestic arrivals procedure in Halifax, where passengers used to descend through a cramped tunnel, exiting directly into an area doing double duty as baggage carousel and greeting area. The challenge of this renovation project was to achieve an international feeling, brightly lit, energy conscious, clearly navigable, security conscious, passenger focused transition zone while surrounded by a multitude of stylistically variant existing spaces while maintaining 24 hour operations and under the pressure of an impending high travel season.

Awards: The Lieutenant Governors Award for Architecture, Citation, 2007.

Photography: Chris Reardon, except photo of the pre-renovation arrivals escalator, by William Nycum & Associates Ltd.

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