Arrowstreet recently completed a kinetic façade—an innovative and beautiful skin for the Central Parking Expansion at Logan Airport. This wind wall can be seen from the 9/11 Memorial and functions as elegant backdrop to screen views into the garage. It is visible from the Airport Hilton Hotel, the highway, the East Boston waterfront, and the Seaport neighborhood. The design team worked closely with fabricator, Extech, to create the 50,000 aluminum wind flappers that span the 8-story garage and show patterns of the wind across two façades. These tangible representations of air currents echo a key factor in aviation, creating an ever-changing and visually stimulating gateway at the entry to the airport.

Project Details

LOCATION

East Boston, MA

CLIENT/OWNER

Massport Authority

CATEGORIES

Infrastructure, Research

Photos by Anthony Crisafulli

Architectural Plans / Process