Orlando International Airport

Overview

This window fills an end wall of a terminal and is viewed as the passengers travel the length of the terminal. It is composed of antique, sandblasted, and dichroic glass with laminated glass jewels. The three elements of the composition make reference to both the water and sky of Florida as well as air travel.

The blue-green antique glass represents tropical water while the sandblasted areas feature cloud formations. Curving through these forms are areas of dichroic glass which were developed from vortex patterns of air created by jets when landing.

Competition winner

Date

1995

Features
  • Dimensions: 100' x 15'
  • Materials: Antique, sandblasted, and dichroic glass with laminated glass jewels
  • Glass design: Kenneth F. von Roenn, Jr.
  • Architect: ZHA Architects
  • Location: Orlando, FL