Fort McMurray Airport

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Situated in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Northern Alberta, the Fort McMurray Airport Terminal acts as a gateway to the ever-growing community of Fort McMurray. The New Terminal Project, which includes the construction of both a new terminal building and the redevelopment of the surrounding airport lands, will help satisfy the demand and accommodate future growth.
The expansion will incorporate the most significant green building practices appropriate to an airport typology including energy optimization, super-insulated building envelope assemblies, in-floor radiant heating, displacement ventilation, sophisticated heat-recovery systems and passive solar orientation.
The structural elements include structural steel and hollow core with a 50 foot glulam and the innovative use of cross laminated timber (CLT) technology for the roof structure. The new development radiates a memorable presence of warmth and natural beauty that reflects the city of Wood Buffalo.
Once completed, the Fort McMurray Airport will be the largest application of CLT technology in Western Canada.

Architect: office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers
Budget: $78 million
Completed: 2014

Awards:
2013 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence
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