New Indianapolis Airport, Indiana, USA

Architects: HOK 500 square metres antique stained glass. Construction Photographs: Michelle Pemberton courtesy of the Indianapolis Star All other Photographs: Martin Donlin. Inspirations have been drawn from poems commissioned by local writers in Indianapolis; thoughts of welcome, home, warmth and safety to dreams of adventure, excitement, far off places and the future. Some of the windows have the text acid-etched into the surface of the glass while others are based on references to the local landscape at different times of the day and year. The commission is one of the world’s largest stained glass projects at a total of over 500 square metres, it includes 14 windows of differing sizes with 114 sealed units and 2,385 individual hand made panes of antique glass.