Vancouver’s Airport a Giant Penis?

Phallic-inspired buildings are not new. From Egyptian obelisks piercing the ancient skyline to China’s People’s Daily Tower, that is not just reminiscent of a penis, but looks exactly like one, clearly architects for many millennia have designed with their dicks in mind. This one, however, has to be my new favorite…

Vancouver International Airport

Although the airport, as a whole, looks more like a disfigured, extra-legged starfish, head on over to Concourse E, the next time you’re in one of Canada’s most picturesque cities.  Gates 71 through 87 lay along the shaft and the glans of what is clearly a penis! Don’t believe me?  Take a look for yourself:

vancouver penis airport

If this is not a penis shape, I don’t know what is.

It’s an interesting design choice, for Concourse E, especially seeing that none of the other concourses are shaped like this, as you can see in the overhead diagram of the entire airport below.

Vancouver airport

Stantec was the architect behind the airport. As their company website notes,

“Stantec had no experience in airport terminal design at the time,
but won this commission because we anticipated where the market was going.”

Apparently, they felt penises were the airport of the future.

Kimberly Wylie

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