Chicago Airport Extension

Winged Syncopes


Headed by Jeanne Gang (one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine), Studio Gang – in collaboration with three other architecture and engineering companies – has won the competition to carry out the renovation and expansion of the O’Hare Global Terminal and Concourse at Chicago’s international airport, beating firms like Santiago Calatrava, Foster + Partners, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Budgeted at 8.5 billion dollars, the winning project presents a syncopated repetition of portal frames of Y-shaped timber-clad steel beams, which filter daylight to create an orderly and diaphanous atmosphere. The project is to break ground in 2023.

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