Regional airport terminals
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Structurally, the terminal has marked simplicity of form and detail. By using the walls of the central spine of offices as part of the building’s main supporting structure, there is no need for
secondary columns. Southampton is column free, with wide span loads taken on a series of diagonal struts. The central spine orders the terminal perceptually and also in terms of constructional logic. Without columns the spaces have a greater sense of size, and for retailers and facilities managers the lack of columns provides operational flexibility. Under these conditions walls and daylight take on extra significance, and here the design exploits the walls’ ability to define territory and restrict access. The route through the central spine is clearly expressed, with big square openings cut into the off-white panelled walls.