THE SPIRIT AND THE SILENCE: The Reflection Room

2014

San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA

Quietly evocative and based on the San Diego environment, the room encourages visitors to sit with their own thoughts, shielded from the noisy, energetic and constantly moving airport experience outside. A serene place, this non-sectarian space is sensitive to the diversity of domestic and international travelers and offers the opportunity to consider the various elements within the space while considering one's own internal thoughts. The sculptural piece for contemplation, the glass panels that help create private areas, the special benches commissioned from Miki Iwasaki and the external and internal surfaces of the space are combined to create the totality of the space.