Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has opened a newly expanded terminal designed by Stantec, along with partners MMM Group and PCL Construction.
The new terminal adds 43,000m² to the airport, 11,000m² of which has been dedicated to a new US departures area, which is three times the size of the area it is replacing.
Stantec senior vice president for buildings Stanis Smith said: "We have introduced a number of exciting architectural ideas into the building."
"This terminal will set a new standard for 21st century airports, with innovations ranging from artwork that is an integral part of the passenger experience, to the latest concepts in sustainability," Smith said.
The new terminal includes a living wall which will use hydroponically-fed plants to improve indoor air quality.
It features terraced roofs which increase natural light, provide views of the landscape and make wayfinding easier. The new terminal has been designed to achieve LEED certification.
The new terminal houses six gates dedicated to US flights, workstations and lounge seats with plug-ins, cushioned play areas for toddlers, four brand-name stores, four restaurants and a two-storey Plaza Premium Lounge.
EIA president and CEO Reg Milley said: "From the art and architecture to the sustainability features and even the furniture, the newly expanded airport is designed to deliver a superior customer experience."
EIA will open other new areas later this year, including a new Canadian border security agency area, a domestic and international lounge, an air traffic control tower and a new 210-room courtyard by Marriott hotel connected to EIA.