Santiago Calatrava’s proposal for Chicago O’Hare Airport (1)

Santiago Calatrava’s proposal for Chicago O’Hare Airport

Santiago Calatrava’s proposal for Chicago O’Hare Airport

Santiago Calatrava’s proposal for Chicago O’Hare Airport

This is Santiago Calatrava‘s proposal to modernize O’Hare International airport with a new terminal building, one of five international teams to complete the project.

The O’Hare Global Terminal by Santiago Calatrava redefines the modern terminal with a masterwork of civic architecture.



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Framed by a glass façade and a dramatic shell-like roof that soars over the forecourt, the building unifies the central terminal area while establishing itself as the singular identity for O’Hare.

The vaulted, light-filled terminal hall recalls the grandeur of bygone travel and unifies all activities around a departures and arrivals hall featuring retail outlets within a verdant garden. A grand central space provides visitors with clear visibility and intuitive wayfinding.

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References to Chicago iconography – the Chicago “Y” which is found on many buildings around the city – help enliven convenient links to adjacent terminals, airport satellites, and an improved public transit interface.



A future Vision plan proposed by Calatrava transforms the area opposite the Terminal into a vibrant park-like complex.

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