Kansas City International Airport New Terminal
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Bendheim によるストーリー Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOM によるストーリー
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Acoustic Ceilings
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Sika さんの Sarnafil® G 410-80 SA EnergySmart
Beam Seating
Arconas さんの Flyaway

Kansas City International Airport New Terminal

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOM Architects として

The new terminal at Kansas City International Airport (KCI)—designed, planned, and engineered by SOM with Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) and a team of consultants largely led by women—is a state-of-the-art travel hub that transforms the existing airport. This 1.1-million-square-foot building replaces the original, overcrowded terminals, built in 1972, with a single 39-gate complex designed to expand to 50 gates in the future. The project significantly increases passenger capacity, and reimagines the travel experience, embodying the region's rich culture and elevating the airport into a place that is inclusive and accessible to all.

photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

The I-shaped building encompasses two levels: the upper for departing passengers and the lower for arrivals, each with their own access road and curb. Check-in and security occupy the upper level just inside the entrance, and baggage claim, customs, and an outdoor public garden comprise the lower level. Beyond security, two parallel concourses with retail at the center are linked by a pedestrian passage that provides sweeping views of the airfield. All post-security spaces are on the same level—a design move that creates an easier journey for all passengers.

photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

An inviting experience can be found in every space throughout the terminal. The entrance is a welcoming and light-filled space, sheltered by a generous overhang, with a glass and aluminum facade and structurally expressive Y-columns. Warm materials clad the interiors—from the hemlock ceiling to the marble terrazzo floors. A series of colorful, locally designed mosaics, cut and preserved from the site’s previous terminal, have been placed throughout the floors of the new concourses, maintaining the memory of the original building.

photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

Through community meetings, SOM—in collaboration with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, CWC, and the city’s aviation department—engaged with residents of Kansas City and its surrounding areas to determine how to create a terminal that would be comfortable and welcoming to all. The city issued a resolution calling for the terminal to be “the most accessible in the world,” and inclusivity became the guiding principle for the design. Every gate desk, check-in position, and info desk is set to a wheelchair-accessible height. The Kansas City Air Travel Experience simulator gives passengers who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with air travel the chance to “test run” in the days before a trip. A “quiet room” provides a refuge for all travelers in need of a calming space. With all-gender restrooms, a sensory room for children, and more, the new terminal welcomes all.

photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

KCI is the first LEED v4 GOLD BD+C: NC terminal/concourse project in the U.S. Midwest, and the second in the entire United States. The building also has goals in place to run on renewable energy in the future. It runs entirely on electricity, and in the coming years, a solar farm will be built to convert all airport operations to green energy. Many of the materials were sourced locally, and its wood finishes are FSC-certified. The master plan also includes a comprehensive conservation strategy that maintains native trees and grasses from KCI’s original construction.

photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

Team:

Architect and Structural Engineer:  Skidmore, Owings & Merril

Client: Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD)

Developer: Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate

Design-Builder:  Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC

Design Partner: Roger Duffy, FAIA 

Design Partner: Colin Koop, AIA 

Managing Partner: Laura Ettelman, FAIA 

Design Principal: Peter Lefkovits, AIA 

Design Principal Airports Practice Leader : Derek Moore, AIA, Ph.D 

Associate Principal: Jordan Pierce, AIA

Associate Principal, Project Manager: Lindsay Allen, AIA

Senior Associate Principal, Technical: Kirtan Patel, NCARB, LEED Senior Associate Principal, Technical

Structural Engineering Principal: Charles Besjak, SE, PE, FAIA 

Structural Engineering Principal: Preetam Biswas, PE, LEED 

Structural Engineering: Alexandra Thewis, PE Associate Principal 

Architecture Consultants: HJM Architects, Wellner Architects, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

Structural Engineering Consultants:  Leigh & O’Kane, DuBois Airside Civil Engineers Garver, 3T Design & Development, Argus Consulting, Custom Engineering, HG Consult,  Liquid Automation Systems, SK Design Group, TREKK Design Group

Landside Civil Engineers: Taliaferro & Browne Engineering Inc., 3T Design & Development, Custom Engineering,  HG Consult, DuBois, Leigh & O’Kane, Lightworks, Priority Engineers, SK Design Group

Landscape Architect: Land3 Studio

LEED Consultant: Greenwood Consulting

Baggage Handling System: BNP Associates

Airside Planning & Civil Peer Review, AIS & Acoustics: Arup

Signage & Wayfinding: Entro

ADA/Accessibility :Michele & Associates

Code/Life Safety: FSC

VHT: Lerch Bates

Traffic Planning: Olsson

Blast: Thornton Tomasetti 

Hardware: Studio 8

Bird Control:  Bird Control Advisory

Wood Consultant: Anthony & Associates

MEP: Henderson Engineers Inc.

Concession Planning: ICF

Lighting: Lightworks

Public Art Consultant: CAI

Terminal Planning & Modeling: TransSolutions

Wind Tunnel: CPP

Photographer: Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
photo_credit Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM
Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM

Materials used:

Facade cladding: Precast Architectural Concrete, Omega Concrete Systems

Flooring: Interface Carpet, WW860 Black Tweed Epoxy Terrazzo, Terroxy Resin Systems

Doors: Automatic Sliding Entrances, DHPace, ASSA ABLOY, Besam SL500
Windows: Custom Curtain Wall and Punched Windows, Wausau Window and
Wall Systems

Roofing: Polyvinyl-Chloride (PVC) Roofing, Sarnafil G 410-80 SA EnergySmart,
Sika

Interior lighting: Ceiling Trough Lighting, MX4S 4″ CONTINUOUS – SURFACE, H.E. Williams

Interior furniture: Arconas, Flyaway Beam Seating

Stylex, Share

Andreu World, Flex Stool

Davis, Prat Table

Large Format Tile: Daltile, Panoramic

Wood Ceilings: ACGI (Armstrong)

Acoustic Ceilings: Armstrong, Optima

Stone Cladding: Phenix Marble Company

Structural Steel: ADF

Toilet Compartments: Evolve Cubicles, Bobrick

Video Wall: Digital Screens, Nanolumens Display

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© SOM

New Kansas City Airport Terminal Features Ventilated Parking Facade from Bendheim

Bendheim メーカー として

Architects selected an elegant and functional parking façade from Bendheim as part of a major upgrade for Kansas City International Airport


A completely new air terminal for Kansas City opened on February 28, replacing two outmoded structures built in 1972. The extensive modernization effort also included a new seven-story parking structure. Over 2 million square feet in size, the building provides parking for 6,219 vehicles. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill served as principal architects for the overall project, named “Build KCI”. The Kansas City-based firm of BNIM took lead on the parking facility, in a design-build partnership with general contractor JE Dunn.

photo_credit Michael Robinson Photography
Michael Robinson Photography

We joined this effort from the design stage, collaborating with our partner Längle Glas to create custom-engineered fastening systems for the parking facility’s ventilated façade. We ultimately provided over 50,000 square feet of tempered and laminated glass for the project. As a trained architect, Bendheim Vice President for Sales and Innovation Said Elieh was able to contribute to essential planning work before construction began.

“Having someone on the Bendheim side that understands the design vision we’re trying to achieve, but then can bring that technical capacity on the manufacturer side to help realize that conceptual vision is important,” explained Joshua Harrold, Associate Principal at BNIM. “I think Bendheim has been a great collaborator in that respect.”  Our previous experience with the design of parking structure façades on this scale includes 727 West Madison in Chicago, Ill., and the Mueller Parking Structure in Austin, Tex.

photo_credit Michael Robinson Photography
Michael Robinson Photography

Glass façades can provide an aesthetically pleasing exterior for parking structures while also providing cost-effective natural ventilation. At KCI, the “shingled” design of the façade creates pockets of air that slide between the glass panels, creating airflow in and out of the garage.

The sheer size and weight of the glass panels, most as large as 6’ x 14’ and each weighing 800+ pounds, called for a carefully designed attachment system. Bendheim and Längle designed and manufactured custom vertical compression clip systems for the project, allowing a costly steel substructure to be eliminated from the design. The 14” long clips support the length and weight of each panel while accommodating construction tolerances, live load movement, wind loads, and expansion joints.

photo_credit Michael Robinson Photography
Michael Robinson Photography

We also kept ease of installation at the forefront of the design process. “We were very impressed with the Bendheim system”, noted Paul Fischer, Project Manager and Field Foreman at AGP, Inc. “It was designed very well, and the installation of the system and the glazing was a breeze.”

 

As Kansas City prepares to open its new front door to major events such as the 2023 NFL Draft and the 2026 FIFA World Cup, regional pride has never ridden higher. “We were extremely proud to bring our understanding of glass and our extensive experience with ventilated parking façades to this historic undertaking,” noted Bendheim’s Said Elieh. “No two façade projects are alike, and we look forward to making further contributions to the renewal of America’s infrastructure.”

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