Shengnan Gao


According to the course description, the design focused on explorations into complex parametric design in skin and structure with ‘natural’ and mechanical ventilation integration within innovative and sustainable methods.

Inspired by the airplane path, the Turbulence concept has derived from an idea of irregular motion, namely chaos, movement and speed. The project intends to create a dynamic visual experiences within the airport, expressing the idea of irregular motion by the parametric
design. With the global pandemic in mind, the circulation design intends to separate the passengers as far as possible to ensure the rule of social distancing. Thus, international and domestic passengers have separated pathways in both departure and arrival. The offices for administration, airline personnel, and facilities are also disconnected from the public area.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.