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Jewel Changi Airport to Transform Air Hub in Singapore by Safdie Architects

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: Safdie Architects

BOSTON, December 5, 2014 — Safdie Architects has been appointed to design a major new addition to Singapore Changi Airport, which is the sixth busiest international airport in the world, handling more than 53.7 million passengers in 2013. The new development, also known as Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), will enhance Changi Airport’s position as a major aviation hub, integrating airport facilities with shopping, entertainment, and leisure activity to create a public gathering space for Singaporeans and international travelers and establish a new model for airports as discrete destinations.

Jewel Changi Airport, Image Courtesy © Safdie Architects

Jewel Changi Airport, Image Courtesy © Safdie Architects

  • Architects: Safdie Architects 
  • Project: Jewel Changi Airport to Transform Air Hub
  • Location: Changi, Singapore

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Eindhoven Airport and Tulip Inn hotel in Netherlands by De Bever Architecten and KCAP Architects&Planners

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Article source: De Bever Architecten and KCAP Architects&Planners

The extension of the terminal of Eindhoven Airport and the new hotel Tulip Inn Eindhoven Airport, both designed by De Bever Architects and KCAP Architects&Planners, were officially opened in 21 June 2013. De Bever Architects and KCAP together with NACO as the ‘Constellation’ were also responsible for the first terminal built in 2005. The extension consists of a new 2.000 m2 entrance zone with additional retail, bars and restaurants on the ground floor, a 2.700 m2 extension of the arrival hall and 2.700 m2 of offices on the first floor. The 8 storey hotel offers 120 hotel rooms, a bar, breakfast space and fitness facilities; a restaurant and meeting rooms are offered within the terminal building.

Image Courtesy © De Bever Architecten

Image Courtesy © Norbert van Onna

  • Architects: De Bever Architecten and KCAP Architects&Planners
  • Project: Eindhoven Airport and Tulip Inn hotel
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Photography: Norbert van Onna
  • Project architect: Stefan de Bever, Kees Christiaanse
  • Interior architect terminal: Studio Linse, Amsterdam
  • Interior architect hotel: Abrahams Crielaers, Amsterdam
  • Construction engineer: Royal Haskoning DHV, Eindhoven
  • Contractor: Heijmans, Rosmalen  (more…)

NorthGate in Ankara,Turkey by Motto Architecture

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Motto Architecture

Northgate Phase 1 is a 300.000 sqm development that creates a new urban focus in the vicinity of Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara. The development is both a part and a catalyst of the rapid process of urban generation in the zone along with the new international expo, two university campuses and a large-scale automobile showroom complex. Northgate is the largest self-sustaining mixed use project in the location, introducing offices, residences, a variety of retail programs and a five-star hotel along other amenities. The development provides temporary work-stay environments for travelling business people as well as a 120.000 sqm housing program (to be extended to 800.000 sqm in the succeeding phases).

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

  • Architects: Motto Architecture
  • Project: NorthGate   
  • Location: Ankara,Turkey 
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad + sketchup, Revit

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Air Traffic Control Center ATCC IN Ljubljana, Slovenia by SADAR + VUGA

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Article source: SADAR + VUGA New Air Traffic Control Center at the Ljubljana airport, comprising air control center with 24/7 amenities and office premises, is a highly demanding and complex object due to the nature of the institution it hosts. It is designed to enable safety and high operational activity as well as consistent comfort for visitors and staff 24 hours a day all year around.

Image Courtesy © SADAR+VUGA

Image Courtesy © SADAR+VUGA

  • Architects:  SADAR + VUGA
  • Project: Air Traffic Control Center ATCC
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Type: Infrastructure
  • Source: Public tender, selected project
  • Client: Slovenia Control, Slovenian Air Navigation Services, Ltd.
  • Site: Airport Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Site area: 7,996 m2

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Koltsovo Airport in Ekaterinburg, Russia by Nefaresearch

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Article source: Nefaresearch

When Boris Voskoboynikov and Nefaresearch architectural studio were commissioned to design the VIP-lounge of the Ekaterinburg airport, the management was so impressed with the sketches of architects, that the offer to execute the reconstruction of the departure hall came immediately.

Image Courtesy © Alexey Knyazev

Image Courtesy © Alexey Knyazev

  • Architects: Nefaresearch
  • Project: Koltsovo Airport
  • Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Photography: Alexey Knyazev
  • Design: Boris Voskoboinikov Architectural studio NEFARESEARCH
  • Authors: Chief Architect: Boris Voskoboynikov
  • Project Architects: Maria Akhremenkova, Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Potemkina, Victor Kolupaev
  • Technical engineers: Nasonova Maria, Elena Mertsalova, Margarita Kornienko
  • Lighting designer: George Kelekhsaev
  • Project Management: Daria Turkina
  • Contractor: \”Uralbuilding\”
  • Furniture: PROOF, SMARIN, MOROSO, EDRA, EXTREMIS, VONDOM, supplier – PROGETTI STUDIO
  • Custom-made furniture: \”Furniture of the case\”
  • Supply of lamps for general lighting: “Trinova”; “VIART”
  • Corian Counters: “SMILE”
  • Flooring: concrete, granite, supplier – \”RomeRu\”
  • VIP-lounge area: 506 sq. m
  • Reconstruction of the departure lounge area: 6000 square meters. m
  • Project and realization: 2012 – 2014 period.

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New Control Tower Airport in Cluj-Napoca, Roumania by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects

At the beginning of the 21st century, Cluj’s new control tower is the beacon and a symbol for Cluj’s architecture.

The tower is functional, alluring and green.

In our time, the reflection and integration of ecological standards seems mandatory.

Image Courtesy © Kubota & Bachmann Architects

  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project: New Control Tower Airport
  • Location: Cluj-Napoca, Roumania
  • Client: RA Romatsa
  • Type of Competition: Open Competition
  • Program: Control Tower, Technical and Administrative Building
  • Construction Area: 2 500m²
  • Building Area: 1 000 m²
  • Usable Floor Area: 1 023 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 1 426m²
  • Building Hight: 42.80 m
  • Result (January 2014): 6th prix
  • Competition entry submission: 17th December 2013
  • Change in Architects: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco MARTINEZ, Ikbal BOUAITA, Pierre VOIRIN
  • Local Architect: Klara L. VEER
  • Translation: Cathrine Baciu, François VOIRIN
  • Structure Engineer: Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure
  • Perspectives: Jigen

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2 in Mumbai, India by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Ten years ago, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport welcomed six million passengers per year through its gates; today it serves nearly five times that number. With the city’s emergence as India’s financial capital and the country’s rapidly expanding and economically mobile middle class, the existing airport infrastructure proved unable to support the growing volume of domestic and global traffic, resulting in frequent delays. By orchestrating the complex web of passengers and planes into a design that feels intuitive and responds to the region’s rocketing growth, the new Terminal 2 asserts the airport’s place as a preeminent gateway to India.

Image courtesy of SOM; Photographer, Robert Polidori / © Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.

  • Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Project: CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Photography: Robert Polidori
  • Client: GVK, Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Architect and Engineer of Record: Larsen & Toubro Limited
  • MEP Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Cultural Design Collaboration: Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla

Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming by Gensler

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: Gensler

The Jackson Hole Airport, the only U.S. airport located inside a National Park, is the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. The project involved the renovation of an existing baggage-claim area, the expansion of the ticketing lobby and hold rooms, and the addition of a new baggage-screening building. The renovation and expansion nearly doubled the size of the airport to about 116,000 square feet.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Gensler 
  • Project: Jackson Hole Airport
  • Location: Wyoming, U.S.A
  • Photography: Tim Griffith, Matthew Millman
  • Owner: Jackson Hole Airport
  • Associate Architect: Carney Logan Burke Architects
  • Baggage Systems: BNP Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer Civil: Jacobs Carter Burgess
  • Engineer Electrical and Mechanical: Swanson Rink
  • Engineer Structural: Martin/Martin
  • General Contractor: Wadman Corporation
  • Landscape Design: Hershberger Design

International Airport, Airport Expansion Terminal 3 in Shenzhen Bao’an, China by Studio Fuksas

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Article source: Studio Fuksas

The highly anticipated new terminal at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Guangdong, China, will be operational from the 28 November, 2013. The first airport by acclaimed architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas it is set to become an iconic landmark that will boost the economic development of Shenzhen – one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Won by international competition, it has undergone a remarkably rapid process of design and construction, completing within 3 years. The client, Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., is so pleased with the striking design that it is taking the unusual step of trying to copyright it.

Image Courtesy © Studio Fuksas

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas
  • Project: International Airport, Airport Expansion Terminal 3
  • Location: Shenzhen Bao’an, China
  • Dates: 2008 – 2013. International competition won in 2008 over finalists including Foster + Partners (UK), Foreign Office Architects (UK), Gmp International (Germany), Kisho Kurokawa (Japan), Reiser+Umemoto (USA)
  • Size: 500,000 sq.m., 5,381,955 sq.ft (approximately)
  • Interior design: Fuksas Design – internet-point, check-in ‘island’, security-check, gates, passport-check areas, shop box, baggage-claim ‘islands’, info-point, ventilation trees, signage, commercial desk and washrooms
  • Client: Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • Developer: Shenzhen Planning Bureau; Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Beijing, Structures, façade and parametric design: Knippers Helbig Engineering, Stuttgart, NY
  • Architect of record: BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design), Beijing
  • Lighting consulting: Speirs & Major Associates, Edinburgh, London
  • Materials: Steel with a concrete substructure. 52,000 tonnes of steel was used, with an additional 260,000 tonnes of reinforcement. It has won the ‘Steel Gold Award (National Quality Engineering)’.
  • Sustainability: The design has been optimised to make best use of natural ventilation and light. Photovoltaics will meet the electricity demand of T3, making about 950 million electricity units each year. Future photovoltaic generation is expected to reach a capacity of 10MW that will be used to support the electronic devices of the entire airport.
  • Cost: 734,000,000 Euros
  • Orientation: The main building includes two-storey underground and four layers above the ground (partial five storeys). The fourth floor is the departure hall. The third floor is connected with the domestic departing passengers channel and the center of it is the international joint inspection zone, luggage collection/checkpoint and the office area located on both sides. The domestic passage channel, luggage claim hall and part of the office area are on the second floor. At the north east part of the first floor is the international departure hall. Its center is used for the international joint inspection zone and also the luggage claim hall. In front of the first floor stand the CIP lounges. Between it and the main building stands the outdoor courtyard.

Nacala International Airport in Mozambique by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Nacala is a city located in Mozambique, Africa. It is positioned in an important international air route, but despite that, it lacks of an airport. The closest airfield was located at two hours of distance, which made difficult to meet the local demand, driven by intense port activities.

Image Courtesy © Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

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