Sydney Airport T1 Marketplace
The T1 “marketplace” is a signature retail, food and lounge/dwell space within the airside precinct of the International terminal. The space is created at the nexus of two gate lounge piers and the duty free pier. The interior volume rises 17 metres above the departures level. It is flooded with natural light from above and to the east, where a 45 metre long and 10 metres tall window delivers unrestricted views across the airfield and the Botany Bay environment.
The 2,500m2 space is spanned by a steel framed diagrid structure resting on only 4 perimeter columns. This structure was largely fabricated off site to reduce construction time on site. The construction was undertaken in an active airport environment with all airport and passenger activities continuing.