Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Flight of the Waterbird

The Lakes Waterbird was Britain's first seaplane, a vessel that can take off from and land on water. Reading into this pioneering piece of aviation history became the focus of a competition entry to design an airport.

The Water Terminal was a small, experimental project, with the idea to create a terminal of travel.

The water terminal is part of a question into the increasing commercial nature of air travel and the airport of the 21st century, and focussed on the idea of creating small terminals for travel, rather than large scale commercial airports.

The project focussed on the idea of low tech solutions to energy consumption of the airport, making use of the natural elements of the river and the coastline.

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