AN OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE FOR DENVER'S AIRPORT

DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - WESTIN HOTEL PLAZA

DENVER, CO

 

A SENSE OF ARRIVAL FOR AIR AND TRANSIT PASSENGERS

studioINSITE designed the plaza and pedestrian zones surrounding Denver airport's terminal building and Westin Hotel. The design included both the transit arrival platform and level 5 plaza connecting to the airport terminal building


DESIGN FOR ART AND EVENTS

An extensive program review analyzed the staging of a variety of events and exhibitions to inform the design of the plaza. Managed by Denver Arts and Venues, the plaza is designed to accommodate concerts, ice skating, sports, car shows, and other events. A dramatic sculpture by Ned Kahn, 'Air Field', graces a large section of the plaza.

 
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<img src="studioINSITE_WestinDEN_Nighttime Exterior" alt="Denver International Airport, DIA, Denver, CO, Colorado, Airport, Art, Hotel, Transit, Light Rail, Events, Arts, Sculpture, Plaza, Transportation, Terminal, Hub" title="Denver International Airport - Westin Hotel Plaza"/>
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Photographer: Scott Frances