Nike | Air Hangar 1
The Nike Air Hangar is a 40,000 sq. ft. facility located at the suburban Hillsboro Airport on the outskirts of Portland. Privately owned by sports and apparel giant Nike, it houses three Gulfstream G5 jets for executive business travel. In addition to the requisite support space for flight planning and airplane maintenance, the hangar provides amenities for travelers and pilots, such as a spacious waiting lounge, exercise facilities, executive suites, and a gourmet kitchen. It also provides a convenient and hospitable site for off-campus meetings. The design utilizes simple massing, transparent volumes, and shifting layers of gleaming metal to elevate a mundane industrial structure to a building worthy of Nike’s heritage of elegant design aesthetics.