Revered Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava recently revealed his design for the expansion of the Denver International Airport. The expansion will include a new rail station to better link the airport to downtown Denver and it also includes a 500-room hotel. Other additions will include a retail plaza and bridge adjacent to the airport. Completion of the new bridge and rail station is slated for 2015 and Calatrava’s involvement on this project will likely make the expansion a model for 21st century airport design.
“My goal in designing a train station adjacent to such an iconic structure as the Jeppeson Terminal has been to complement it with a design of independent identity and equal quality,” said Santiago Calatrava, designer of the South Terminal Redevelopment Program. “It is my sincere hope that the vision expressed in this proposal not only respects and complements the existing architecture, but enables Denver International Airport to continue to serve as a landmark for centuries to come.”