Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 3 Baggage Claim Remodel
Advance Terrazzo Company
2011 Honor Award Winner
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.
D.W.L. Architects + Planners, Inc.
Sun Eagle Corporation
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
Key Resin West