Friday, May 22, 2015

Doors Open Denver: New DIA Hotel Annex

As part of the 2015 Doors Open Denver tour we got access to the new Hotel annex at the Denver International Airport (DIA). Here is what you see from within the airport terminal; lots of abstract shapes covered in glass. 

The location for the hotel was part of the original airport plan, but got delayed. The architects wanted to develop a design that complemented the existing circus tent design of the terminal. (Yes, I know it is supposed to represent the Rocky Mountains, but I always saw it as a circus tent.)  One can compare the almost finished product to the architect's model of the proposed design below. Mostly the scale has been changed so as to not overwhelm the terminal. Currently they plan to have their first guests for Thanksgiving 2015. 

1 comment:

  1. I see the similarities. So Denver has one of these programs too. The province of Ontario has them from spring through fall each year, and ours is coming up in June. Doors Open is a great way to get into a building you don't otherwise have access to.