O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
Departures concourse, airside, upgrade, completed 2000. This comprised adding three triangular shaped nodes that were positioned adjacent to the airside elevation of the existing terminal building. These nodes were constructed more than a mile away and pulled into position at night and attached to the existing structure. The added space was used to increase the usable area. The nodes were positioned in such a way to allow for the parking of the planes between. All airside facilities were upgraded/replaced including a new layout for shops with international retail brands, passport control, airline lounges, seating areas, ceilings, column claddings and ramps to the planes. Special attention was given to the detailing for durability. The side walls of the ramps to the planes and columns had to be clad in rigidized stainless steel to give suitable protection to the drywalling behind. My role in this project was tenant co-ordinator as well as design and detailing over 18 months.