Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, UKDecember 2007
".....The relaxed openness is quite an achievement for an uptight environment that's obsessed with security. And this is part of the building's big success. Space flows easily from zone to zone with minimal interruption, and in the departures and check-in hall especially, there's a feeling of being visually connected to different parts of the building. This reaches a crescendo at customs and immigration, where you get the full front-to-back, 158m-span view...."
Architects Journal, 06.12.07
"......the design of the building provides the ultimate in flexibility, as the four floors can be completely demolished and re-built in a different configuration without touching the external walls and roof. This flexibility promises to keep the building up to date with the 'continuous churn' in high-speed travel, whether by air or land......"
"Heathrow Terminal 5's main concourse building is, fundamentally, a calm and generous independent enclosure containing dynamic and flexible internal spaces....."
Architecture Today, 03.08