Column Plates and Benches

Salt Lake City International Airport | Salt Lake City, UT | Custom Composite Materials; Column Plates: 18’H x 17’W at widest point, Benches: 27’9”L x 9’7”W x 63”H | Installation 2020

Overview

The sculpturally integrated Column Plates and terminal Benches, located in a gathering area for both arriving and departing passengers in the new terminal, will create a visual distinction for the various activities taking place in the open space. Echoing the sculptural themes of The Canyon walls, the columns will provide interest and induce a sense of wonder while maintaining visibility of the view corridor. Benches inspired by the Column Plates will be placed throughout the area.

Both the Column Plates and Benches installations will function as seating as well as sculptural elements. Made of a composite material, the Column Plates are 18 feet high and 17 feet at their widest point. Also made of a composite material, the Benches are massive in scale at 28 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 5 feet high.

For these very unique and innovative composite pieces, Gordon Huether Studio has partnered with Kreysler & Associates, who among other famous projects, recently finished the signature architectural features for the expansion to the San Francisco MoMA. Installation is currently scheduled for 2020.