Kurt Nieminen

Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2010

Capstone Advisor

Jonathan Lott

Honors Reader

Toma Berlanda

Capstone Major


Capstone College


Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories



As global culture becomes more mobile, people spend more and more time in transition spaces. While commercial enterprises, specifically retail, have mutated to exploit the captive population of the airport concourse, museums, libraries, and performance venues remained contained to their traditional urban lots. The Artport takes on the challenge of operating in the securitized and necessarily efficient environment of the airport concourse. It is a contemporary art Museum and an airport in one, which uses the delineation of pre and post security environments to generate a play of desire between those inside and outside the securitized zone. Architectural manipulations of the traditional airport typology are used to transform the airport from a corral of forced spending into a desirably destination for the consumption of culture.

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