Indianapolis International Airport Midfield TerminalIndianapolis, Indiana

The design of the 500-acre landside portion of the Indianapolis International Airport Midfield Terminal started with a study to determine appropriate aesthetic levels and budgetary investment throughout the site. Browning Day’s design concept was based on travelers’ view of the Indiana landscape from the air. The landscape is organized following a grid, similar to that created by the farm fields and roads throughout the region. Sculptural earth forms and planting areas are superimposed onto the grid to represent the rivers and natural areas that meander through the Indiana landscape. The sculptural earth forms are also used to screen the view of the 118-acre parking lot and help break up large expanses of asphalt within it. The landscape design also integrates public art and uses native plant material to introduce travelers to the beauty of our regions landscape and culture.