Pearson Intl. Airport - Terminal 1
In order to accommodate rapid growth in trafﬁc and the need to replace a disconnected collection of dated buildings, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority commissioned the joint venture of Safdie Architects, SOM and Adamson Associates to rethink the entire complex. Designed for an eventual ﬂow of 40 MPPA, the 15-year phased development strategy replaced all existing terminals with a new Terminal 1, and maintained full airport operations throughout construction. Beyond the terminal, the redevelopment also includes new runways, major midﬁeld cargo facilities, aircraft maintenance facilities, and improved road access.
To enhance the experience of arriving passengers and to minimize level changes, while at the same time negotiating the complex requirements of segregation necessary for domestic, international, and US bound passengers, the standard sectional organization was reversed, so that arriving passengers ascend to a mezzanine level, sharing the same volume, and with visibility to the departure piers.