Kai Flender on the links between airports and urban centers

The Five Thousand Pound Life is the League’s ongoing initiative to rethink our collective future through design in the face of climate change.

In this video documentation of a Five Thousand Pound Life: Transportation event, Kai Flender presents Grimshaw‘s airport design work in Newark and Zurich. He discusses the importance of integrating urban transportation modes such as rail into airport master planning strategies.

Flender is an Associate Principal at Grimshaw’s New York studio. He previously worked in Grimshaw’s London studio, where he led the design of the firm’s Zurich Airport terminal project. He brings his expertise to Grimshaw’s teams executing the new Terminal 1 at Newark Liberty International Airport and a new master plan for John F. Kennedy International Airport. He has worked on a range of projects beyond aviation, including major commercial developments in Berlin and London as well as projects for transport.

Flender held a faculty position at the Monterrey Institute of Higher Education and Technology in Monterrey, Mexico, before relocating to New York earlier this year.


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