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Architectural Design Final Exam
Billy Bishop Airport Expansion
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Architectural Design Exam Proposal
The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport , commonly known as the Toronto Island Airport, is a small airport located on the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is named after the Air Marshal Billy Bishop, a Canadian World War I flying ace. The airport is used by civil aviation, air ambulances, and regional a irlines using turboprop planes. After the proposed expansion in 2013, another proposal is approaching in 2016. The inspiration for the new airport will be influenced by an archit ectural style known as M odern architecture . Common themes of modern archi tecture include: form follows function, meaning that the result of design should derive directly from its purpose, simplicity and clarity of forms and elimination of "unnecessary detail", materials at 90 degrees to each other, visual expression of structure (as opposed to the hiding of structural elements), the related concept of "truth to materials" meaning that the true nature or natural appearance of a material ought to be seen rather than concealed or altered to represent something else, use of industrially produced materials\' adoption of the machine aesthetic, and visual emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines. Following through with the influence of modern architecture, the airport shape, as well as its interior, will be reduced to the upmost important elements and principles of design; shape, line, with simplicity in order to display the architectural style we have chosen. The reduction of complicated and unnecessary details and/or walls allows the passengers and staff in the airport to easily maneuver through the airport and quickly arrive at their destination without any confusion. This also allows the stores and/or sections of the airport to be easily built next to each other as it is much easier to build two identical shapes next to each other, such as rectangles and squares, rather than a store with one angled wall against a store with multiple angled walls. This idea of using simple shapes to create a well-designed and efficient airport also allows the airport to waste as little space as possible, and that every space is used as there are no odd angled corners or spaces that cannot be filled with something. Keeping in mind the architectural influence, there are many considerations that had to be made during the design process; types of planes, typical clientele, efficiency of the airport, placement of staff areas and passenger areas. In order to accommodate as many planes as possible, we have placed the gates in such a way that even the biggest planes that arrive/depart the airport can easily gain access to and from the gates, having enough space to turn around onto the runway without any issues. We are not expecting to have any typical clientele, rather, we have accommodated for every type of clientele. We have a separate check in queue for first class, allowing faster movement for every queue, a separate baggage claim for those who have travelled internationally, as well as another first class line at the pre board screening. We want the airport to be efficient as possible and in doing so, allowing any passenger to get to their destination even faster. Finally, we have also placed the staff and passenger areas in such a way that the passenger areas revolve around the staff. This allows the staff areas and offices to be centralized in the middle of the airport, and can easily access any section of the airport if any problems occur without having to run a long way. This is also great for passengers as they can gain access to help whenever they please as there are always staffs ready to assist the passengers, and passengers will no longer have to run to another side of the building for any assistance. This proposal will not only make an efficient airport for the passengers, but will also allow a better work experience for the staff.
Main Entrance Case Study
Eyes of the Passenger
There are a total of 6 doors leading into the main entrance,
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