BNA Terminal Lobby and International Arrivals Facility (IAF)
As part of BNA Vision, an expansion plan at Nashville International Airport (BNA), the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) renovated the Terminal Lobby and designed a new International Arrivals Facility (IAF). The Grand Lobby officially opened to the public on the morning of January 24, 2023, marking the return to a single terminal at BNA.
This design-build project included a new high roof canopy extending from Parking Garage B/C to the new International Arrivals Facility. The canopy provided coverage over the roadways and curbside access to the terminal as well as a new pedestrian walkway connecting the parking garage to the terminal. The pedestrian bridge connected the central core with the Garage B/C plaza, the administration building, the hotel, and the future train station to improve accessibility to and from the airport terminal. The terminal also included a new consolidated 24 TSA Security Screening Checkpoint (SSCP). The SSCP was located central to the terminal, providing easy access to departing passengers. The SSCP included biophilia opportunities through low-maintenance vertical garden walls and multimedia digital and visual art. The terminal renovation also included new concessions, airline club space, and gates serving international flights.
The project also included a new International Arrivals Facility (IAF), which provided a new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Area with primary and secondary processing, complete with a pedestrian tunnel moving the passengers from the CBP to the Terminal and Ground Transportation areas.
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Arora Engineers (Arora), working as part of the Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects led Design/Build team, was selected to provide special systems engineering and design services for this project, including Public Address and Electronic Video Information Display Systems (EVIDS), as well as the integration of those systems into common-use terminal equipment. Passengers will be greeted by two monumental displays playing gorgeous video capsules that pay homage to Music City’s legacy. Each large-scale screen stands at 70 x 10 feet. This project incorporated 200,000 square feet of new space and 350,000 square feet of renovated space.
Photos courtesy of Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority