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NORR wins award for the trendsetting Terminal One at Pearson Airport

NORR engineers and architects of Toronto has been awarded a prestigious architecture award for Terminal One at Toro...


NORR engineers and architects of Toronto has been awarded a prestigious architecture award for Terminal One at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The Ontario Association of Architects’ prestigious 25 Year Award recognizes projects built between 1951 and 1976, which have stood the test of time and are noteworthy examples of architecture in Ontario.

Terminal One was designed by John B. Parkin, principal in the predecessor firm to NORR. The circular building was known initially as Aeroquay One and opened to the public in 1964. It was widely acclaimed for its innovative planning and design concepts and had a major influence on subsequent airport developments around the world. Besides its innovative plan, it was admired for its curtain wall and clear structural expression. Many a traveller enjoyed time relaxing in the spectacular lounge with floor to ceiling windows and sweeping curved plan. Unfortunately the building’s glory days are now over and it has been overcrowded and neglected in the past decades.
The architectural masterpiece is due for demolition in the massive new development overtaking the airport.