While developing a concept for YPQ’s new international air terminal building, we were asked to consider a hangar structure for the Boeing 737 aircraft that would be used for these short-haul flights. While a pre-engineered steel building is the typical response for large-span, economical structures, we wondered if a wooden structure could be just as economical while offering superior fire resistance, daylighting and aesthetics.
Over 8,000 square meters of new timber construction designed for future expansion. The proposed terminal is designed to support regional and short-haul international charter and scheduled flights (737 Aircraft) with pending negotiations for a scheduled carrier. Terminal Design is based on several regional airports and a new, customized process for accelerated check-in and security clearance.