Salt Lake City Utah USA
“We want to make sure that the Salt Lake City International Airport is a memorable experience.” Maureen states. “Gordon Huether has been engaged to incorporate structural art into the design. He has been working very closely with HOK, our architect, to really design art features that can be incorporated early on.”
Inspired by the Salt Lake City community and surrounding landscape, Gordon created several large-scale installations that draw the natural beauty of Utah into the new airport experience. His largest airport installation, The Canyon, reflects Utah’s slot canyon landscape and will be installed on both walls (East and West) of the new main terminal. The installation spans 362 feet, roughly the length of a football field, using more than 2 acres of composite fabric, and the equivalent of seven miles of aluminium tubing. The entire work will consist of over 500 individual tensile membrane fins.
Other significant installations for the Airport Redevelopment Program include a 65-foot-tall escalator well sculpture, titled The Falls in the main terminal;
Column Plates and Benches that echo the theme of The Canyon walls, also in the main terminal;
Northern Light and Canyon 2.0 in the new North Concourse;
and River Tunnel featured in the underground pathway that connects the main terminal to the North Concourse.