09 November 2011
airBaltic Terminal, Riga
The terminal roof is inspired by the gently undulating forms of the Latvian landscape, with peaks and troughs responding to internal configuration and passenger flows.
Internally, the roof soffit is composed of a hexagonal timber grid shell, with infill of timber or clear and diffused glass to control daylighting and acoustics, whilst providing dramatic variation across the entirety of the roofscape. This composition of light, shade, depth and colour is derived from the spectacular forest canopies throughout Latvia, whilst the hexagonal pattern relates to the country’s history of geometrical patternwork.
[Image by DiizGroup]