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The Art of Getting There

Calgary’s YYC moves 15 million air passengers a year. Most of them hardly even notice.

Calgary, Alberta

Passengers to Patrons

The integration of retail shops and restaurants generates both a positive user experience and increased revenue.

Do More with Less

Efficiency is a primary goal of airport design with a focus on moving people and baggage quickly and securely through the terminal. In Canada, where Transborder Operations must be segregated from International flows, inefficiencies are created when gates and services are duplicated. At the International Facilities Project at YYC, we saved over 40% of the building footprint by stacking the Transborder and International Holdrooms on top of each other – leaving valuable land for future expansion.

Smart Buildings to Genius Buildings

Airports are among the largest buildings in the world, so everything counts when it comes to sustainability. A truly holistic approach for sustainability, and one that will serve as a benchmark for environmental stewardship, is one that leverages the synergies that exist in multiple performance areas – such as environmental, economic, operational and service performance. We employ EFOS (ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL, OPERATIONAL, SERVICE & SOCIAL PERFORMANCE) a proprietary system, which ensures sustainability options are chosen based on their actual business impacts.

Local Flair

YYC welcomes travelers from all over the world who are heading to outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains or come to enjoy the western culture of the Calgary Stampede. Whether it is the use of local Rundle Stone, the impressions of the unique blue of the glacial waters that run in the Bow River, each design decision is drawn from local culture. The last - and first - impressions of YYC are unforgettable and unequivocally characteristic of the region.

Hub Sweet Hub

As airports expand and evolve, the hotels are following suit. YYC’s Airport Hotel ranks high in both convenience and style. It’s a new, four star facility with 315 rooms, including a penthouse level with Executive and Presidential suites. Other guest amenities include a spa complete with a pool, hotel restaurant and a dedicated meeting and conference facility.

Project facts

Size: 180,000 sq. m.
Cost: $1.67 Billion
Completed : October 2016
Collaborators: AECOM, Read Jones Christofferson, Transsolar
Builder : EllisDon
Client: Calgary Airport Authority

Achievements & Awards

Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects - Commercial Over $50 M