Aeropuerto Internacional De Guadalajara grows organically from the architectural, cultural, and ecological context of Guadalajara through its specific form, materiality, and inclusion of local artwork. This vision has led to a design defined by the following: 1) An expansive diagrid roof covering the terminal, roadway, and jet bridges while also transitioning to form the enclosure of the concourse; 2) A façade of columns connected by arches that flow from the arc of the roof before bending toward the ground; 3) Inhabitable interstitial spaces formed by the column and roof structure that accommodate the arrival and departure roadway on the land side and the jet bridges on the air side – imparting a sense of symmetry and cohesion to the
building the process; 4) Monumental facades devoted to rotating artworks on the facades that are perpendicular to the arched facades that reflect the local culture; 5) Creating a contrast between the more ancient feel of the parking garage that creates a strong sense of transition that plays out in a theme of honoring transitions through the design through material, light, and form; and 6) Bringing greenery into the building while being integrated with the surrounding landscape that includes ample green space and places where people can relax. Together, these principals give our design a unique contemporary identity that will distinguish the new terminals from others being built around the world while also evoking a sense of nostalgia for the early days of jet travel and the great aviation architecture of that era.
GRUPO AEROPORTUARIO DEL PACIFICO