The Aviation Museum Annex film archive engages passersby and delights passengers waiting in the adjacent security checkpoint by projecting its collection directly onto the facade for all to see conjuring the long-forgotten glamour of travel for a 21st century audience.
A larger-than-life glass video display, angled to capture key sightlines and framed by a wing-like marquee creates a new landmark in the SFO International Terminal. The sculptural signage floats overhead to unify the Annex with the existing Museum at the exterior and to define a new shared vestibule at the intermediate corridor. This wing-like marquee slices through the Annex façade forming an expressive interior soffit that houses all primary infrastructure including video projection, lighting and mechanical equipment.
The Annex space allows the Aviation Museum to rejuvenate its collection and audience with a publicly accessible film archive. Visitors range from individual researchers to school groups of 30-35 students as well as the traveling public. The flexible interior offers multiple viewing experiences for this diverse visitor base, either at individual viewing booths with a personal touch-screen display for browsing the archive or at a large-form LCD display for group viewing.
The Aviation Museum Annex captures the imagination of the traveling public, making aviation glamorous once again.