This design for a new regional airport in Szymany, Poland aims to establish a connection between the regional character and oncoming air operations. The areas of Warmia and Mazury are famous for natural landscapes and the new airport will be the first impression for thousands of visitors. Thus, the architecture is meant to synthesize the localness into a sincere and elegant terminal, and through minimalist space arrangement allowing intuitive passenger experience
The volume corresponds with vernacular farmhouses, while the used materials, glulam and polycarbonate, are a play with aerospace structures: plywood and sheathing. The border between landside and airside is defined by a double-height insert finished with local brick. We believe this design is an environmentally responsible choice that successfully merges the regional character and uncompromised modernity.