Last year I had the great pleasure of photographing the artwork of Jacob Hashimoto in the new terminal at BNA. Shortly after, I was commissioned by Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) to visit once again and photograph more of the terminal project in which they provided an important centerpiece.
Here is more about the project from their website:
“When Nashville International Airport (BNA) remodeled and expanded its terminal building to include an International Arrivals Facility, it aimed to create something unique. To help achieve this aspirational goal, MKA envisioned an “airwave” roof canopy to serve as the centerpiece of the BNA® Vision.
Beyond its visually striking appearance, the 660-foot-long airwave roof canopy incorporated a clear-span design with innovative features. The single, interconnected, homogenous structure has a maximum span of 180 feet and is stabilized by a moment-frame lateral system. By avoiding joints in the new roof, stability during steel erection was far easier to achieve. In addition, interior columns within the existing terminal were demolished, creating tremendous views and openness within the terminal, as well as cascading natural light throughout the ticketing area and food court.”