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Cayman Airport Design Doubles Capacity with "Elegant Shape"

By Joe VanHoose

March 11, 2015

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Officials of the Owen Roberts International Airport in the Cayman Islands have unveiled a new design for the airport that will more than double its size and passenger capacity. Airport representatives and architects working on the new $55-million airport say the new building will be constructed in four phases, allowing it to stay in continuous operation throughout the project.

RS&H architect Steve Harrill said the design is 30 percent complete.

“There are a lot of details that aren’t worked out, but a lot of the big picture items are,” he said.

Harrill expects the first phase of the project to break ground late this summer. If the plan goes accordingly and stays on schedule, the completed airport could be ready in the first half of 2018.

RS&H’s lead designer, Cristina Ghets, said the design was meant to reflect the distinct character of the Cayman Islands. After studying Cayman’s cultural heritage and natural history, she said, they decided on a design based around the shape of a green sea turtle, what she called a very elegant shape.

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Joe is a storyteller with more than a decade of experience in media relations, with particular specialty in writing and promoting. He can be reached at joe.vanhoose@rsandh.com.

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