This expansion of the central utility plant at Newark Liberty International Airport consists of 8 cooling tower cells with attendant support facilities, with accommodation of a future cooling tower cell. They are stepped in plan following the curved geometry of the airport masterplan, while breaking down the apparent scale of the complex. Contrasting with the massive site-cast architectural concrete cooling tower cells, a delicate tracery of stainless steel catwalks and tensioned stainless steel fabric screens partially enclose and surround the facility.
The project was contracted using design/build delivery method. As such clear definition of design intent, required quality of construction, and interdisciplinary coordination was critical.