Portland airport is a contextual building. It recognises both the nature and aesthetic of air travel and the landscape within which it sits. The building. Its disposition and the integrated linear landscape are designed to overlay the surrounding man-made landscaping elements with the ethereal quality of the Australian outback buildings and the mechanical form and technology of our current transport machines. The soft-tech structure stretches and arcs to provide a covered a covered transition zone to protect passengers and visitors as they travel between the various modes of transport and the terminal building.