SFO’s Terminal 3, Boarding Area E

$138M, 60,000 sq ft., Gensler-designed Terminal 3 aka United Airlines terminal.  Flying out of SFO via Virgin America is fun because of Terminal 2’s interior renovation demonstrating modern, clean lines & well thought-out design marked with lots of working areas in the waiting area, free WIFI & plenty of electrical outlets.  Now, it’s Terminal 3’s turn.

“Heightened ceilings and skylights that draw in more natural light to the holding rooms; a yoga room featuring a Zen-inspired, floor-to-ceiling illuminated fissure; circadian adaptive lighting in the hold rooms that mimic natural lighting; a children’s play area with large moving circles set into the floor; and two areas designated for pop-up shops.  The new boarding area features two new site-specific artworks: a psychedelic installation by local artist Eric Staller and a suspended light sculpture by Merge Conceptual Design.  A raised “Flight Deck” near the entry, created in partnership with Razorfish, houses touch screen panels that relay information about SFO flights throughout the world.”

Check it out when you fly out of SFO via United Airlines.

Source:  Design Daily: Sneak Peek at SFO’s New Terminal 3 by Gensler


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