Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on a new travel plaza developed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) at the Orlando International Airport in Florida. Ware Malcomb’s Miami office provided architecture and interior design services for the project.
Located at the northeast corner of Jeff Fuqua Boulevard and South Park Place next to Terminal C at the Orlando International Airport, the new 9,000 square foot travel plaza includes a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station, as well as a food court containing Baja Fresh and Built Burger restaurants.
The exterior design features a steel and glass canopy in the front of the building that emulates an airport terminal, while both sides of the building curve up at an angle to mimic airplane wings. The plaza’s exterior design also includes a canopy over the gas station. In addition, Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design for the food court, restaurants, convenience store and gas station. A large flight board is incorporated into the food court for the convenience of travelers. The new travel plaza is directly connected to an existing cell phone lot designed for drivers picking up travelers from the airport.
The site of the new facility was previously undeveloped, requiring significant engineering work to de-water and clear the swampy area and prepare the site for construction. The team collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure all building materials met strict airport guidelines and requirements.
“We worked closely with GOAA to design a comfortable, convenient and welcoming place for travelers who are coming to and from the Orlando International Airport,” said Rei Gomez, Regional Manager of Ware Malcomb’s Miami office. “This thoughtfully-designed travel plaza is an exciting new addition to the airport’s outstanding facilities.”
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