Kinetic Building Facade | Logan Airport Parking Expansion

Logan Airport Parking Expansion KINETICWALL Project Details:

Location: Boston, MA
Architect: Arrow Street Architecture
Engineer: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) was in need of a modern parking facility for their Central Parking Expansion at Logan International Airport. Because of the facility’s prominent location, they were looking for a 21st-century design – one that incorporated sustainable materials and delivered an elegant and dynamic look. To achieve this, the EXTECH team took inspiration from a façade they had designed for the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum and partnered with Arrowstreet to create a kinetic wall based around 6-inch square curved aluminum ‘flappers’. To provide the visual experience that would elevate the facility from parking station to art installation, EXTECH assembled the flappers into 350 unitized panels to capture the dynamic patterns of the wind coming off the Atlantic Ocean.

Today, the Logan Airport Central Parking Expansion is a fully functional parking facility cloaked in a façade comprised of 48,000 custom-made flappers that span 8 stories high and 290 feet wide.

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