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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

King David the Builder’ International Airport in Kutaisi, Georgia by UNStudio

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

Kutaisi International Airport serves domestic and international flights for use by tourists, national politicians and international diplomats. The airport will become a central hub, with up to one million travellers targeted in 2014-2015, celebrating a leisure or activity holiday anywhere in the ever more popular destination of Georgia.

Image Courtesy © Nakaniamasakhlisi

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: King David the Builder’ International Airport
  • Location: Kutaisi, Georgia
  • Photography: Nakaniamasakhlisi
  • Client: master plan and terminal: United Airports of Georgia LLC, Air Traffic Control Tower, offices and meteorological building: Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd.
  • Building surface: terminal 4,500m2, Control Tower and offices 1,800m2
  • Height Air Traffic Control Tower: 55m.
  • Building site: 12,000 m2
  • Programme: International Airport Terminal, Air Traffic Control Tower and Offices for Navigation
  • Timing: Concept Design 2011, design development and construction 2012-2013
  • Status: Completed
  • Structural consultant: MTM kft. Budapest
  • MEP consultant: SMG-SISU kft. Budapest
  • Landscape: OR else

Terminal 2 Heathrow Airport in London, England by LUIS VIDAL + ARCHITECTS

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Article source: LUIS VIDAL + ARCHITECTS

The new Terminal 2A at Heathrow Airport, now nearing completion, will give a sense of delight and ease to passengers which has been missing from air travel for too long. This delightful experience has been created in a project that has satisfied stringent requirements for timescale and budget.

Image Courtesy © LHR Airports Limited

  • Architects: LUIS VIDAL + ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Terminal 2 Heathrow Airport
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: LHR Airports Limited

Thames Hub proposal to Airports Commission by Foster + Partners

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

The Thames Hub Airport is a bold and deliverable vision, not just to maintain the UK’s global aviation hub status, but to significantly enhance that status. The airport will be a sustainable economic resource, which will reinforce London’s position as the world’s global city, transform the Thames Gateway and help to secure prosperity for people and businesses across the UK by enabling them to connect and trade with a rapidly changing world. Open in the next decade and privately funded in a way that ensures it is globally competitive, the airport will provide jobs and improve people’s quality of life, enhance the natural environment and help to reduce Britain’s carbon footprint. This is a vision that must be embraced for the sake of future generations.

Image Courtesy © dbox_Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Strategic Context

This vision for the Thames Hub Airport has been developed within the context of the long-term challenges that the UK needs to address. The population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 70 million by 2026, with the number of households projected to rise 27% by 2033.2,3 Much of that growth will be in the South East, with London expected to accommodate over one million extra people, predominantly to the east of the capital – an area in desperate need of regeneration. To achieve the level of economic growth needed to provide enough jobs, the UK must rebalance its economy, both geographically, in redressing the North-South divide, and by sector, in augmenting its lead in services with growth in high value manufacturing.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

4 To support this rebalancing, there is a need to develop 21st century, high quality and sustainable transport and energy networks across the UK, as part of a wider strategy to decarbonise the economy. As other countries rapidly develop competing hub airports, served increasingly by long range aircraft, they pose a real threat to the UK’s global aviation hub status and as a nation we have to properly address the country’s long-term aviation requirements.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

The Government’s Aviation Policy Framework recognizes the need for a significant increase in airport capacity, as long as the resultant level of carbon emissions remains within domestic and international climate change targets. 5 Delivering such an increase in capacity would provide the international connectivity, particularly to fast-growing emerging economies, for passengers and goods that the UK needs over the long term to compete in the global race to facilitate trade, encourage inward investment and secure more jobs.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Existing Situation

Heathrow Airport is the UK’s only hub airport and for over half a century it has led the development of global aviation outside North America. It has given the UK a competitive advantage that it needs to maintain.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

The case for more hub capacity has been looked at since the late 1960s, but its provision has been thwarted by the lack of a political consensus. Heathrow is now full and cannot be expanded on the scale required, due to its location, the predominant South Westerly winds and the scale of surrounding urban development, as any expansion would continue to inflict unacceptable levels of aircraft noise on Londoners.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

The lack of spare capacity at the airport limits opportunities to connect with emerging economies, as well as having a significant negative impact on the passenger experience. Major delays are routinely built into aircraft arrival and departure schedules, with consequent increases in noise, carbon emissions and pollutants. When incidents occur at the airport, the lack of resilience has serious knock-on impacts for passengers and freight. 6 The lack of capacity also means that Heathrow has the world’s highest airline charges, has less air traffic movements (ATMs) and serves fewer destinations than Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt. 7 All are severe restrictions on Britain’s ability to compete.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

UK regional passengers, who already suffer from poor public transport access to Heathrow, have seen reductions in domestic air services to and from Heathrow. As a result, they are increasingly flying to competitor European and Middle Eastern hubs rather than using Heathrow, resulting in longer end-to-end journey times and higher carbon emissions.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

 

Los Angeles International Airport in California by MOMENT FACTORY

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: MOMENT FACTORY

Moment Factory was commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to work in collaboration with Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design and Mike Rubin of MRA International as the executive multimedia content producer for seven iconic media features at the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The result is the largest immersive multimedia system of any airport in the Americas. Our team created four hours of original video content, as well as multiple interactive capsules, using the latest in high-resolution imaging, 3D effects and even technologies that react directly to people’s movements and real-time airport information. Although the terminal was unveiled today, it will open to the public only late August or early September.

Image Courtesy © MOMENT FACTORY

  • Architects: MOMENT FACTORY
  • Project: Los Angeles International Airport
  • Location: California, United States

Terminal Connection in Copenhagen, Denmark by Danielsen Architecture

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Article source: Danielsen Architecture

Copenhagen Airport is continuously voted one of the best airports in the world and is a major hub in Scandinavia. As part of the Client goal to maintain this position the Terminal Connector was required to have iconic architectural presence while still being contextual with the existing terminal buildings. Further client requirements included, that the 300 meter long building was to function as a noise deflector at least 13 m high, and also provide a cantilevered roof for column-free bus parking area.

Image Courtesy © Danielsen Architecture

  • Architects: Danielsen Architecture
  • Project: Terminal Connection
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: CPH Copenhagen Airport
  • Year: 2005-2007
  • General contractor: Promecon
  • Project area: 4500  m²
  • Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
  • Budget: DKK 175 mill.
  • Project involvement: Competition Winner and Executing Architect

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Airport and Control Tower Pamplona in Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

Obviously a container for hundreds or thousand of people that appears in front of these large planes is different, at first, of any other building. But for that very reason, to try to compete in size with these airplanes is something useless that never is achieved by any construction no matter how massive. We have had the luck to be able to project a new plan, which was required to be of medium size and moderate proportions.

Image courtesy Arquitectos Ayala 

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: Airport and Control Tower Pamplona
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain

Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy in Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Spacescape

Developed by Spacescape, Airport City Stockholm, in cooperation with Swedavia Swedish Airports (state), Sigtuna municipality, and Arlandastad Holding (private real estate), has a new urban design strategy and urban plan that envisions a unique airport city which emphasizes urban qualities and places sustainability in focus. Such rapid expansion has placed distinct demands on planning, which has resulted in this collaborative effort. Creating these foundations, along with offering the world within walking distance, will increase value and attract even more people and businesses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image courtesy  Sandell Sandberg

  • Architects: Spacescape
  • Project: Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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