Project Description

Miami International Airport – Concourse J

From a field that included most of the major architectural firms in the United States, Carlos Zapata Studio, (formerly Wood + Zapata), in collaboration with MGE Architects, was awarded this project at Miami International Airport. This 15-gate international concourse services both domestic and international travelers.

The program required that international passengers be kept segregated from domestic passengers so we designed an innovative glass walkway that transsects the building, which not only maintains the required segregation of passengers, but also serves to energize the space with the liveliness of people walking overhead.

The building is shaped in a fuselage form to embrace the fluidity of flight and project a feeling of modernity. The interior consists of a singular 60 foot tall volume with dynamic structures placed in its inside. The materials are glass and metal on the outside, and glass, wood and metal on the inside. The interior and exterior of the building includes works by major artists as part of Miami’s innovative Art in Public Places Program.

Architect of Record: MGE Architects

Miami International Airport – Concourse J

From a field that included most of the major architectural firms in the United States, Carlos Zapata Studio, (formerly Wood + Zapata), in collaboration with MGE Architects, was awarded this project at Miami International Airport. This 15-gate international concourse services both domestic and international travelers.

The program required that international passengers be kept segregated from domestic passengers so we designed an innovative glass walkway that transsects the building, which not only maintains the required segregation of passengers, but also serves to energize the space with the liveliness of people walking overhead.

The building is shaped in a fuselage form to embrace the fluidity of flight and project a feeling of modernity. The interior consists of a singular 60 foot tall volume with dynamic structures placed in its inside. The materials are glass, and metal on the outside, and glass wood and metal on the inside. The interior and exterior of the building includes works by major artists as part of Miami’s innovative Art in Public Places Program.

Architect of Record: MGE Architects