Archive for the ‘Airport’ Category
Monday, December 18th, 2017
Article source: UNStudio
The UNStudio designed Kutaisi International Airport was recently voted one of the 13 most beautiful airports in the world by ‘Curbed magazine’ (May 2017).
Just four and a half years after its official opening (September 2012), the airport has grown rapidly from 12,915 passengers per year to more than 300,000 in 2016. Predictions for the low-cost airliner airport are such that it is expected to reach a capacity of close to 1,000,000 passengers by 2020. In order to facilitate this predicted growth UNStudio has now been invited to design a large extension to the existing terminal.
Image Courtesy © UNStudio
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: Georgia’s Kutaisi International Airport
- Location: Kutaisi, Georgia
- Photography: Nakanimamasakhlisi
- Client: United Airports of Georgia LLC
- Building surface: 4.500 m2 + 13.000 m2
- Building volume: 115.200 m3
- Building site: 16.000m2
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Article source: Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners wins Marseille Airport extension design competition
The competition winning entry for the new Marseille Airport extension was revealed today at a grand ceremony in the presence of JC Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille; Renaud Muselier, President of the region; Martine Vassal, President of the Departmental Council; JL Chauvin, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and several other dignitaries. The primary gateway to Provence, the project will allow the airport to serve up to 12 million passengers per year (excluding the MP2 terminal), future-proofing the development until 2046.
Image Courtesy © Foster + Partner
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Marseille Airport extension
- Location: Marseille, France
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Article source: GMW MIMARLIK
The new terminal building project of Mus Airport by Istanbul-based award-winning architectural practice GMW MIMARLIK responds to the hard continental climate characteristics of the city, especially its harsh winters by using a unified external envelope design.
Image Courtesy © GMW MIMARLIK
- Architects: GMW MIMARLIK
- Project: Mus Airport
- Location: Istanbul, Turkey
- Project Team: Ali Evrenay Ozveren, Dicle Demircioglu, Pinar Ilki Emekci, Koray Ozveren, Okan Akben, Damla Turan, Cem Uzman
- Contractor: State Airports Authority of Turkey (DHMI)
- Statics Project: Tuncel Engineering
- Mechanical Project: Moskay Engineering
- Electrical Project: HB Teknik Engineering
- Landscape Design: Eylul Peyzaj
- Infrastructure: Sigal Engineering
- Project Area: 11.400 sqm
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Article source: GMW MIMARLIK
Terminal 5 at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport designed by GMW MIMARLIK, the Turkish firm of architects who are one of the leading brands in the transportation sector, was awarded “The Transportation Project of the Year” in “MEED Quality Awards for Projects” organized by MEED, one of the sector’s most distinguished publications.
Image Courtesy © GMW MIMARLIK
- Architects: GMW MIMARLIK
- Project: King Khaled International Airport
- Location: Riyadh KSA, Saudi Arabia
- Client: TAV – ACC JV
- Constructors: TAV – ACC JV
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Article source: ALA Architects
ALA, HKP AND RAMBOLL WIN THE COMPETITION FOR THE EXPANSION OF HELSINKI AIRPORT TERMINAL 2
ALA Architects, HKP Architects and Ramboll Finland have won the invited competition for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport with their entry “City Hall”. The competition was organized by the Finnish airport operator Finavia. Altogether four teams were selected for the competition based on a request for qualifications. In addition to the expansion, the design task also included a regional plan for the airport area and the necessary modifications of the existing terminal, as well as a ground transportation hub to be built at a later stage. The schematic design phase commences immediately after the publication of the results. The expansion will be built in phases with the preliminary date of completion set for 2021. The project is part of Finavia’s development program, worth approximately one billion euros.
Image Courtesy © ALA Architects & HKP Architects
- Architects: ALA Architects
- Project: Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion
- Location: Helsinki Airport, Vantaa, Finland
- Renderings: Petra Grísová, Vratislav Zíka and Jakub Frolík (VIZarch)
- Client: Finavia
- Team: ALA Architects’ principals Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston with HKP Architects’ principals Pekka Leskelä and Mikko Suvisto and ALA employees David Gallo, Petri Herrala, Lotta Kindberg, Rachel Murray and Pauliina Rossi
- Engineering: Jukka Sirén, Pekka Kuorikoski, Pekka Ahola, Juha Åberg, Rauno Laatikainen and Juho Suolahti (Ramboll Finland)
- Program: Approx. 30,000 sqm of new construction and 45,000 sqm of renovation
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
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
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.
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
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