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Forest Threshold: Greenville Spartanburg Airport Expansion

ALEXANDER DEFEE

STUDIO G1

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

FALL 2010

PRIMARY ADVISOR: ULRIKE HEINE


Forest Threshold:

Greenville Spartanburg Airport Expansion Alexander DeFee + Barak Yaryan

The GSP airport expansion capitalizes on the qualities of the surrounding landscape, transcribing the spatial and phenomenological character of the adjacent forest into the building. The project explores the blurring of site and building to create an extended threshold experience. The shifted beam grid of the roof allows for a forest like haphazard placement of structural columns within a logical and buildable framework. This forested quality is further enhanced by an articulated roof treatment that is read as an extension of the forested landscape by air, and as an extension of forest canopy from within the building.


master plan

flight view

concourse model


1 existing Airport

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2 expand volumes to new program size

Plan Key

3 move garden to core and stretch displaced volume horizontally

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ticketing

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baggage drop

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baggage sorting

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stair to level 2

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bar

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concourse

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baggage claim

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passenger drop off

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passenger pick up

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4 mark approaches by insetting entrances

5 increase entrance and glass suface area by curving boundaries

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pubic courtyard + balcony security

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passenger book store

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skybridge to plane

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concourse courtyard security offices

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post security rest space

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rest rooms

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car rentals

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bus ticketing

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secure gardens

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egress

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restaurant

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Vegitative roof reduces stomwater runnoff and increases r-value

Vertical fins diffuse morning and evening sun

Roof overhangs shade southern facades

Summer leaves absorb and block solar energy

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SECTION B

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SECTION C


Thermal mass absorbs solar energy in winter

g Decidious trees allow solar energy to pass through in winter

Shallow overhangs on northern facades increases daylighting depth

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Section Key

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ticketing

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baggage drop

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baggage sorting

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stair to level 2

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bar

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concourse

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airport offices

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baggage claim

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passenger vertical circulation

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mechanical

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passenger book store

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skybridge to plane

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security

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pubic courtyard + balcony

concourse courtyard security offices

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post security rest space

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rest rooms

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car rentals

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bus ticketing

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secure gardens

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egress

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restaurant


interior courtyard view

structural grid randomization


roof structure model

concourse model

roof plane daylighting


structure diagram

hvac diagram


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Wall Section

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reinforced concrete point foundation precast concrete facing panel double pane laminated low-e safety glass structural laminated glass fin precast concrete fascia site cast concrete screed water barrier membrane eps insulation steel corrugated decking w/ concrete native low maintenance grasses + seagrums growing medium drainage membrane waterproof membrane (2 layers) eps insulation steel corrugated decking w/ concrete gutter steel truss w24 steel beam grid (bolted and welded) 8�-10� structural tubing w/ concrete fill custom perforated aluminum drop ceiling raised floor system w/ polished concrete column up lighting hvac supply duct glass up lighting

GSP Airport  

Stuido project that looked to redeisgn the Greenville/Spartinburg Airport

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