Designed by architecture firm Dialog, The Calgary Airport Authority’s International Facilities Project adds two new concourses (D and E) and 24 additional gates to support the growing number of U.S. and international flights offered by YYC Calgary International Airport. With an area of 2 million sq ft., the new international terminal will also help position Calgary’s airport as a major connecting hub for Western Canada. This state-of-the-art terminal introduces innovative technologies and processes designed to improve efficiency and most importantly – the passenger experience. Entro created and implemented a multi-year implementation strategy and unique visual language to give passengers clarity and confidence when navigating through the space.
Entro’s environmental graphics program forms an integral part of the architecture and provides the necessary directive components. The airport now has a comprehensive complement of signs, including: signage and directories for the parking garage, check-in halls, the arrivals meeter greeter area, central departures areas, security and customs facilities, baggage claim, service areas, shops and restaurants and displays for the airport themeworks program.
Having transformed the airport environment from a transitory setting to a destination on its own, this terminal and the many new features at YYC Calgary International Airport will give passengers a true sense of place during their travels. The new terminal opened in Fall of 2016.