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Logan Airport Dynamic Wall

 

The Massachusetts Port Authority was in need of a modern parking facility for their Central Parking Expansion at Logan International Airport. Because of the facility’s prominent location, the design needed to provide a structure that not only incorporated sustainable materials, but was also elegant and dynamic.

Logan Airport Dynamic Wall

EXTECH partnered with Arrowstreet to design a kinetic wall based around 6-inch square curved aluminum ‘flappers’ which were assembled into over 350 unitized panels. The panels provide an array of benefits – they allow air to flow through and ventilate the building, permit visibility from the inside, and deflect Solar Heat Gain.

All told, the façade is comprised of 48,000 custom-made flappers, resulting in an eye-catching aesthetic that visually shows the dynamic patterns of the wind.

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