Vaulted roof maximizes natural light at Russian airport terminal

01/15/2013 | EarthTechling.com

The vaulted roof of the airport terminal at the Pulkovo Airport near St. Petersburg, Russia, is expected to maximize the natural light that enters the facility to save on energy costs, according to this piece. The roof spans about 39 acres and features trusses on its underside covered with gold-colored panels that serve to separate narrow skylights. The skylights will have reflectors to make the most out of natural lighting, while the roof will be built to withstand heavy snowfall.

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