Calatrava Unveils Rail Station At Denver International Airport

by , 07/30/10

santiago calatrava, train station, denver international airport, airport expansion, green architecture

The twin-tower, 500-room hotel was designed by Gensler and it fulfills the original 1995 airport plans to have a hotel on site. If you’ve ever gotten stuck at DIA, this new on-site hotel and conference center is a welcome addition compared to the distant off-site hotels you get sent to when you have to stay over night. The four additions to the airport will sit directly next to the existing peaked-roof Jeppesen Terminal along the same axis. Travelers coming to the airport will enter from the train station through bright, white vaulted rooms with translucent ceilings that let in natural light. A new plaza directly above the station will connect to the main arrivals area and have dramatic views of the Rocky Mountains to the west.

+ Santiago Calatrava

Via Denver Post and WAN

Photo credits: ©Santiago Calatrava and ©RJ Sangosti/ The Denver Post

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  1. wwj5510 December 13, 2011 at 3:46 am

    The new expansion will bring important new facilities to the airport and will connect it to the city core at Union Station with a FasTrack line terminating at Calatrava’s new arched transit station.

  2. Janine14324 November 28, 2011 at 1:44 am

    If you’re going to the city of Denver you won’t even need a car! No parking fees, no gas….sounds pretty convenient to me. Imagine the jobs it’ll create?? I can live without seeing DIA…I think this is a work of art that’s even better than DIA.

  3. Hansen December 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It is a crime to cover the best iconic building in Denver with this ugly building

  4. D Gensler December 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Who will pay for the cost of the hotel? Why are we blocking the image of the best airport in the USA with this Great Wall of China?

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