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  • Denver International Airport by Fentress Architects
  • Denver International Airport by Fentress Architects
  • Denver International Airport by Fentress Architects
  • Denver International Airport by Fentress Architects
  • Denver International Airport by Fentress Architects

Denver International Airport

Denver, Colorado, USATerminal: 2,000,000 sf / Total: 6,450,000 sfCompletion 1995

With a deadline of only three weeks to create the terminal’s conceptual design, Fentress Architects broke the mold of traditional airport architecture by “turning the building upside down.”

  • 94

    Number of gates at Denver International Airport

    26.3

    Billion dollars in economic impact in 2013

The form evokes the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s international signature. Sustainably, the fabric roof provides considerable daylighting, and low heat absorption reduces build-up due to sunlight radiation.

A survey by the American Institute of Architects ranked the terminal as #4 on its list of favorite American architectural landmarks, while Business Traveler magazine readers voted DIA the “Best Airport in North America” every year from, 2005-2010. As the largest structurally integrated tensile-membrane roof in the world, DIA is a memorable threshold welcoming all to Colorado and the West.