Launceston Airport Terminal

Launceston Airport Terminal by Buchan Group wins prestigious architectural award




Launceston Airport Terminal
Photo © Rachael Dere

The annual Tasmanian Architecture Awards recognise the finest accomplishments of Tasmanian architects. The Commercial Award honours the project judged to showcase excellence in design in the commercial sector.

Launceston Airport Terminal
Photo © Rachael Dere

Commenting on the win, project director and head of design at The Buchan Group, Grant Withers, said it was gratifying for the Buchan Group to be recognised for the quality of their design.

Launceston Airport Terminal
Photo © Rachael Dere

“The team is excited and honoured to receive this significant award as it highlights our commitment and proven track record in transforming commercial and retail environments.

Launceston Airport Terminal
Photo © Rachael Dere

“It is a very modest project and the design philosophy is simple – moving the terminal closer to the runway so that the public can feel the excitement of air travel. The floor-to-ceiling glass façade creates a big picture window to view the planes take-off and land, surrounded by the striking mountain ranges beyond.

Launceston Airport Terminal
Photo © Rachael Dere

“Our design merges the natural environment with modern retail principles to create a space where every nuance and aesthetic subtlety employed in the design is informed by its deep connection with the landscape and region to improve the visitor experience.”

Launceston Airport Terminal
Photo © Rachael Dere

The jury described the space as celebrating “the typically informal personal welcome that Launceston is proud of.” Named award winners progress to the National Architecture Awards to be announced in Canberra on Thursday 2 November. Source and photos, Courtesy of Buchan Group.

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