October 27, 2020

The design of the new Portland International Airport main terminal has been unveiled — see what $1.5 billion project will look like

  • The Port of Portland has unveiled the design plans for the new main terminal in the Portland International Airport.
  • The design — created by architectural firm ZGF — includes aspects of nature throughout the interior.
  • When the project is complete, the airport will be another 175,000 square feet larger but will use half of the energy per square foot compared to now.
  • The main terminal project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2025 and will come with a $1.5 billion price tag.
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Oregon’s Port of Portland has unveiled the design plans for Portland International Airport’s new main terminal, which is estimated to cost $1.5 billion.

The main terminal project was designed by ZGF, an American architectural firm with offices on both coasts, including a location in Portland. 

According to a news release from the Port of Portland, the new design has a focus on “health, wellbeing, and safety”, which is in part done by including aspects of nature into the earthquake-proofed terminal. This emphasis on nature can be seen throughout several aspects of the planned terminal, from its wooden roofing to the inclusion of plants.