Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 3 Baggage Claim Remodel
Phoenix, AZ
Advance Terrazzo Company
2011 Honor Award Winner

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The design for the baggage claim area at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport was inspired by a hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Havasupai. The artist primarily used blue and green to accent the pools of water against the dry desert landscape. The two blue colors have mirror and glass that sparkle and shine. Small desert insects, seeds and thorns cut from aluminum, are scattered throughout the baggage carousel areas to add interest to the floor. The floor contrasts beautifully against the concrete architecture of the walls and pillars and creates a calming and relaxing environment for travelers waiting for their luggage. Due to the heavy pedestrian traffic, the carpet was being replaced every two to three years. Because the location is visited by thousands of people each day, the airport needed something that would brighten the space, add interest and have the durability to handle the foot traffic. Terrazzo was a perfect solution.

Architect
D.W.L. Architects + Planners, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Designer/Artist
Teresa Villegas
Phoenix, AZ

General Contractor
Sun Eagle Corporation
Chandler, AZ

Owner
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program
Phoenix, AZ

Owner
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
Phoenix, AZ

Resin Supplier
Key Resin West
Phoenix, AZ

The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates and general information to architects and designers at no cost.


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