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Toronto Pearson International Airport - New Terminal 1

The new $2 billion Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport accommodates domestic, international, and pre-cleared trans-border traffic to the US.

MISSISSAUGA, ON

The new $2 billion Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport accommodates domestic, international, and pre-cleared trans-border traffic to the US.

Generous public spaces lead to clear and direct passenger processing and support facilities for airlines, government inspection agencies, and other tenants. The terminal can handle over 50 million passengers annually; roughly double the airport’s pre-development traffic levels.

Project led by an Entuitive expert while employed at a previous firm.

The building supports a 70-metre high apron control tower that incorporates a 50-tonne tuned mass damper system.

Ample floor openings in the Level Three departures floor, both curbside and airside, let natural light through to the Level Two arrivals floor.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

ARCHITECT

Airport Architects Canada

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant

SIZE

Stage 1&2: 345,000 m²
Planned Final: 425,000 m²

BUDGET

$2.5 B (Stages 1 & 2)

MARKET (OFFICE)

TORONTO

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KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

The massive new Terminal 1 had to be built without disturbing the ongoing operations of Pearson Airport.

Solution One

The complex central processor arched roof system was designed for top-down to expedite the construction schedule. The early design of the Level 1 floor structure acted as protection for the road detour used to maintain service at the original Terminal 1. A temporary support system supported the arches, each 70-metres long and 1.5-metres deep, until the departures level floor structure could be built to restrain the outward thrusts from the arches.

GALLERY

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