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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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Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and Hong Kong International Airport in China by Aedas

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Reinforcing Aedas’ strength in the infrastructure sector, two international competition wins to design the Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Third Runway Passenger Building demonstrate Aedas’ growing influence in providing innovative aviation solutions.

As an international team consisting of GDAD as the local design institute/terminal planners, Landrum & Brown as aviation planners, and Aedas as Lead Design Architect, we have been awarded the design and construction of the new Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse in China. Passengers arrive in the heart of the Concourse from the Auto People Mover (APM) station which allows light filled views up to the roof over. The multi-level retail and food & beverage areas provide a rich variety of environments and areas for passengers, guiding them intuitively towards the departure gates. The roof form over, inspired by the gently curving rivers of the region, further reinforces the flow of the passengers through the Concourse. Arriving passengers are orientated to the perimeter of the building allowing them to experience natural diffused daylight as they move toward the APM and onwards to the main terminal.

Chengdu International Airport Chengdu China, Image Courtesy © Aedas

Chengdu International Airport Chengdu China, Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Airport Buildings
  • Location: Shenzhen, China

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CARRASCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW TERMINAL in Canelones, Uruguay by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Carrasco International Airport, officially known as “Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco General Cesareo L. Berisso,” is located 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) east of downtown Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. With one million passengers per year, it is the only airport in the country that provides year-round international connections. As a result, it carries great symbolic value as the “front door” for many visitors to the country. With this distinction in mind, Puerta del Sur, the airport owner and operator, commissioned Rafael Viñoly Architects to expand and modernize the existing facilities with a spacious new passenger terminal to expand capacity and spur commercial growth and tourism in the region.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC
  • Project: CARRASCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW TERMINAL
  • Location: Ciudad de la Costa, Canelones, Uruguay
  • Owner: Puerta del Sur S.A.
  • Civil Engineer: Ing. Fontan Balestra
  • Electrical Engineer: Ing. Ricardo Hofstadter
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ing. Luis Lagomarsino & Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti Group, Magnone-Pollio Ing. Civiles
  • Landscape Architect: Santiago de Tezanos Architects
  • Acoustic Consultant: Ing. Sanchez Quintana
  • Code Consultant: Hughes Associates, Inc.
  • IT/Security Consultant: Corporacion America

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San Luis Obispo CA Regional Airport ARFF Station 21 in California by LEA-Architects, LLC

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Article source: LEA-Architects, LLC

San Luis Obispo Regional (SLO) Airport ARFF Station No. 21 encompasses the replacement of the old airport Fire Station that fell victim to seismic challenges, and airport expansion.  From the inception of the project, the Architect, LEA Architects, LLC led by Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP established project design goals of; minimizing emergency service response time, improving the quality of life for the Fire Department personnel located at the Airport, and setting a progressive new “airfoil” design theme for other airport structures to follow.

Image Courtesy © LEA-Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © LEA-Architects, LLC

  • Architects: LEA-Architects, LLC
  • Project: San Luis Obispo CA Regional Airport ARFF Station 21
  • Location: California, USA

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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3 by UNStudio

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: UNStudio

UNStudio’s design for Terminal 3 of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was awarded 2nd prize amongst the shortlisted competitors Rogers Stirk Harbour and Fosters + Partners.  Terminal 3 at Taoyuan airport is planned to accommodate 45 million passengers a year. UNStudio’s design challenges the accepted utilitarian approach to airport design in an effort to propose a new global standard for an efficient, sustainable, flexible and innovative terminal model.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3
  • Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Client: Taoyuan Airport Taiwan
  • Date:               
    • Competition Phase 1: August 2015
    • Competition Phase 2: October 2015
  • Building Area:  
    • Terminal 3:  393, 948 m2
    • MFB: 163, 943 m2
    • Parking: 156,510 m2
  • Programme: Airport Terminal, MFB Multifunction Buildings (Office, Hotel, Retail, Cultural), GTC (Parking, Visitor’s Center)
  • Status: Competition Phase 1 + 2
  • Structure and Façade Consultant: Knippers Helbig
  •  Landscape: Loos van Vliet (more…)

Privium ClubLounge Schiphol Airport Amsterdam in The Netherlands by M+R interior architecture

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Article source: M+R interior architecture

Frequent fliers to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol might already be familiar with the name of Privium and the benefits of membership, for the rest it can be defined as a “select way to travel” based on priority airport services, such as preferential parking, discounted valet parking, business class check-in, the preferential Privium-only route to a secure area beyond the customs checkpoint via a quick iris scan and now the much-awaited members-only lounge.

Image Courtesy © M+R interior architecture

Image Courtesy © M+R interior architecture

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Kurumoch International Airport and VIP-Lounges in Samara, Russia by Nefa Architects

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Article source: Nefa Architects

The architecture and design of the new terminal reflect the space-related status of the city where space launch vehicles are constructed.

Kurumoch International Airport is the largest and most promising airport of Volga region and is among the Top 10 leading airports of Russia. The airport is connected by airlines from almost all regions of the Russian Federation, neighboring countries and the far abroad.

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: Nefa Architects 
  • Project: Kurumoch International Airport and VIP-Lounges
  • Location: Samara, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Total Area:
    • Terminal – 22 500 sqm
    • VIP- Lounges – 1100 sqm
  • Domestic  lounge: 600 sqm
  • International lounge: 500 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower in Alberta, Canada by DIALOG

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: DIALOG

The Combined Office/Control Tower project was an integral part of the Edmonton International Airport’s expansion 2012 program, responding to increasing ridership and the pressure it had placed on the existing infrastructure and buildings. As Canada’s fastest growing major airport, the expansion ensures that the airport keeps pace with the Alberta Capital Region’s economic development.

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: DIALOG
  • Project: Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Photography: Tom Arban
  • Software used: Rhino and Revit
  • Principal-in-Charge: Tom Sutherland
  • Project Architect: Stephen Boyd
  • Project Engineer: Jim Montgomery, Tim McGinn, Ed Pon
  • Client: Edmonton Airports

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Istanbul Grand Airport in Turkey by GRIMSHAW

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: GRIMSHAW

Grimshaw is developing the scheme for an airport expansion in Lima as well as the design for a new airport in Istanbul, adding global experience to an already well-established aviation portfolio.

Image Courtesy © Grimshaw

Image Courtesy © Grimshaw

  • Architects: GRIMSHAW
  • Project: Istanbul Grand Airport
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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