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Erbil Vip Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan by Öney Architecture

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Öney Architecture

Design of a VIP hall to welcome and bid farewell to the state presidents and an aircraft hangar in Erbil town has been requested. Having two independent entrances, the hangar provides space for one passenger aircraft and two helicopters. At the same time, there is also a warehouse which houses adequate spare parts required for the maintenance. This warehouse is accessible directly from outside through the service road. The two-storied VIP hall hosts an acceptance hall, meeting room, working offices, dining hall and resting places. Its common wall with the hangar is designed as an internal garden. In contract to the modern style in the architecture, the interior space features a classical design in compliance with the regional traditions. The structure also includes the air control center.

Image Courtesy © Öney Architecture

  • Architects: Öney Architecture
  • Project: Erbil Vip Airport
  • Location: Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

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San Francisco Airport Control Tower in California by Fentress Architects

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: Fentress Architects

A new, environmentally friendly airport traffic control tower has opened at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) designed by Fentress Architects of Denver in association with HNTB Architects of San Francisco.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the “gateway to the Pacific”, is a world-class airport serving tens of millions of domestic and international passengers annually.  Committed to maintaining a competitive facility, the Replacement Airport Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities project provides a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Traffic Control Tower, including a new Integrated Facility base building for offices, support and other airport functions.

Image Courtesy © Fentress Architects

  • Architects: Fentress Architects
  • Project: San Francisco Airport Control Tower
  • Location: California, USA

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New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb in Croatia by Kincl d.o.o.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: Kincl d.o.o.

In 2008, international competition jury awarded first prize and commission to the entry designed by Croatian authors-architects Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt and Jure Radić.

The French concessionaire started building in 2013 executing the design delivered by authors-architects and design companies IGH projektiranje d.o.o., Kincl d.o.o., Neidhardt arhitekti d.o.o. The new terminal complex opened in March 2017 as the 1st phase construction of 65.000 m2 serves up to 5 million passengers a year. At the end of 30 year concession 2nd phase additions will serve 8 million passengers.

Image Courtesy © Josip Škof

  • Architects: Kincl d.o.o.
  • Project: New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb/ Velika Gorica, Croatia
  • Photography: Josip Škof, Studio HRG, Damir Fabijanić
  • Software used: Rhinoceros and Autocad
  • Authors- architects: Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt, Jure Radić
  • Architectural Team: Ivana Benković, Ana Breka, Mirta Dropuljić, Ivana Drviš, Almir Ibrahimović, Igor Janković, Zrinka Mustać, Mihovil Selak
  • Companies: Kincl d.o.o., Neidhardt arhitekti d.o.o., IGH Projektiranje d.o.o.
  • Client company: MZLZ d.o.o.
  • Landscape design: Robert Duić
  • Traffic design: Viadukt d.d.

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Oslo Airport in Norway by Nordic-Office of Architecture

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Nordic-Office of Architecture 

Designed by Oslo-based practice Nordic-Office of Architecture, the 115,000 sqm expansion to Oslo Airport sets new standards in sustainability. The competition-winning design, which uses snow as a coolant, has achieved the world’s first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for an airport building.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: Nordic-Office of Architecture
  • Project: Oslo Airport
  • Location: Oslo, Norway 
  • Photography: Dag Spant, Ivan Brodey and Knut Ramstad

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Expansion at Iceland’s, Keflavik International Airport by SEFAR® Architecture

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

SEFAR® VISION fabric, laminated into the exterior glass façade of a new terminal at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, adds a striking and sustainable element to the country’s growing transportation hub.

In 2016, the airport saw nearly seven million passengers, almost double what it saw in 2014. As a result, a new 4,700-square-meter terminal was built to service additional passengers to and from aircraft.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Architects: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: Expansion at Iceland’s, Keflavik International Airport
  • Location: Iceland, Keflavik

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan by Autoban

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Autoban 

The new terminal at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport recently opened in the country’s capital of Baku. The landmark terminal features interior architecture and experiential design by the globally acclaimed, Istanbul-based Autoban studio.

Bearing all the hallmarks of the multidisciplinary studio’s experimental, genre-defying approach, the contemporary interiors overturn airport conventions of cavernous space and impersonal experience.

Image Courtesy © Kerem Sanlıman

Image Courtesy © Kerem Sanlıman

  • Architects: Autoban
  • Project: Heydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Photography: Kerem Sanlıman
  • Client: Azal
  • Designers: Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar
  • Total area: 63.000 sqm
  • Year: 2012 – 2014

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Ochoco Air Hangar in Hillsboro, OR by TVA Architects

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: TVA Architects

Located at the Hillsboro Airport, this contemporary aircraft hangar provides both administrative functions and maintenance facilities to house the owner’s private fleet of planes. The facility is capable of storing three, full-size business jets and is designed to showcase the planes, which are each graphically unique. Tall glass windows provide visibility into the main hangar, as well as glimpses of the aircraft from the road beyond. Dark-grey ribbed metal and smooth white composite panels articulate the main structure with a roof form that was inspired by a jet’s wing shape. The entire structure sits on an elevated stone podium, which has been planted with native grasses and deciduous trees. Secure parking just off the access drive is bordered by heavy plantings and is articulated by a bold, yellow, operable gate that glides open on a hidden track.

Image Courtesy © Charles Chestnut

  • Architects: TVA Architects
  • Project: Ochoco Air Hangar
  • Location: Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Photography: Charles Chestnut
  • Other participants: Hoffman Construction Company, General Contractor; Place Studio, Landscape Architect; KPFF Consulting Engineers, Structural and Civil Engineer; Glumac, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer; WH Pacific, Surveyor; Hart Crowser, Geotechnical Engineer.
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 29,390 sq. ft.
  • Completion Year: 2014

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San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 Boarding Area E in California by Gensler

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Gensler

Gensler’s design for San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 3 Boarding Area E (T3BAE) will showcase innovative design, interactive technology and a healthy environment carefully tuned to offer travelers a place where they will enjoy spending time. The 65,000-square-foot renovation features progressive sustainability measures that promote wellbeing, and is targeting LEED-Gold certification. A raised “Flight Deck” interactive experience will serve as an exciting physical point of entry to Boarding Area E, which will include 10 gates serving United Airlines. The project was built in a design-build partnership between Hensel Phelps and Gensler for San Francisco International Airport.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 Boarding Area E
  • Location: Millbrae, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: Revit
  • Design Team: Gensler (Design Architect), KPA Group (Architect), Robin Chiang & Co., and Hamilton – Aitken Architects (Associate Architects)
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Structural Engineer: KPA
  • MEP Engineer: Glumac (design), Sustainability Consultants Thornton Tomasetti
  • Construction Manager: PGH Wong
  • LEED Certification: LEED Gold Certified
  • Retail & Concessions: 9,054 square feet
  • Passengers per Year: Capacity for 1.9 million enplanements
  • Airlines Served: United Airlines
  • Size: 105,800 total SF. 68,800 SF for the Departures level, 37,000 SF for the Apron (ground) level.
  • Budget: $138 million
  • Cost per Square Foot: $900 per square foot, including furniture
  • Construction Start: May 2012
  • Opening: January 2014

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Pier C Copenhagen Airport in Denmark by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

As one of the largest hubs in Northern Europe, Copenhagen Airport experiences an increase in passenger growth. This requires special measures in relation to control of entry papers and passports, and therefore these trips all take place from a specific departure area of CHP Airport called Pier C.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Chennai Airport in India by Creative Group

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Creative Group

The principal aim of designing Chennai Airport was to minimize the heat gain and maximize the day lighting throughout the terminal as much as possible. High level of sustainability in nearly every aspect of design, including restoration of the native landscape, passive energy conservation strategies, material selection, onsite storm water detention, and on site waste water treatment and dispersal systems are being aimed at.

Chennai Airport, which is a prominent gateway to South India, has been specially designed for attaining a high level of sustainability in nearly every aspect of design. With its beautiful lush green gardens and smart calculative design, this structure is a landmark in the architectural world which redefines the future possibilities. This project, which is termed as “The Greenest Airport “ by The Architectural Record is designed by Ms Creative Group, under the charismatic leadership of Prof. Charanjit Shah and Ar. Gurpreet Shah. Creative Group, in association with Gensler and Frederic Schwartz Architects, won the international design competition for Chennai Airport in 2007 on the basis of its innovative energy efficient design. This mega infrastructure project of Airports Authority of India is built with a cost of Rs 2012 Crores which sprawls over a total area of more than 2,50,000 Sqm.

Image Courtesy © Creative Group

Image Courtesy © Creative Group

  • Architects: Creative Group
  • Project: Chennai Airport
  • Location: Chennai, India
  • Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
  • Client: Airport Authority of India
  • Structure Steel: Structure
  • Steel: Over 15000 tons
  • Concrete: More than 5,00,000 cubic meters
  • Kalzip roofing: Over 65,000 square meters
  • Double glass unit: Over 40,000 square meters
  • Site Area: 100 acres
  • Built-Up Area:  2,03,200 sq.mts.
  • Building Height:  38 metres
  • Cost of the Project: 2015 crores
  • Construction Period:  2007 – 2012

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