Malvinas Argentinas International Airport 1st and 2nd Phase – Ushuaia
Located in the most southern city of the world, providing access to Antarctica and in a site along the Beagle Canal that links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; the International Airport of Tierra del Fuego was built with glue laminated wood structure due to the short time available to build in a very cold and windy climate.
Sharp sloping roofs in steel are conceived to minimize snow loads.
Natural stone from the region clads both exterior and interior walls in order to provide a “warm” feeling.
LOCATION: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
AWARDS: 1st Prize International Design Competition
“World´s most beautiful airports”, Travel + Leisure Award
AREA: 5.700 m2
HEIGHT: 20 m
DATE: 1996 - 1st Phase, 2006 2nd Phase
STATUS: Completed 1997 1st Phase - 2006 2nd Phase
DESIGN ARCHITECT: Carlos Ott
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Juan Carlos Sabaté