Archive for the ‘Airport’ Category
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
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
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Article source: MVRDV
Just weeks after winning the competition, construction has already started on this urban master plan for an office and retail centre near the fourth busiest airport in mainland China. The 4.5ha site is divided into a small northern plot of 8,409 m2 and a larger southern plot. The team won the competition with highly energy-efficient architecture combined with an intimate urban plan which allows for pedestrian-friendly spaces.
Image Courtesy MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: CBD at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
- Location: Shanghai, China
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Article source: MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos
This work opens our participation with ahead – architects, based in London, a studio which we now have a partnership. Our scheme sets the terminal building in the middle of the two piers, demonstrating a strong connection with both of them. The continuous language of form, materials and expression shape both interior and exterior of the terminal. Further-more, the proposed design is intended to be read as one object; one entity where both piers play an inner complicity.
Image Courtesy MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos
- Architects: MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos
- Project: Airbaltic Passenger Terminal
- Location: Riga, Latvia
- Year: 2010
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Article source: Foster + Partners
Today marked the official opening of Queen Alia International Airport, the spectacular new gateway to Amman. The airport has a highly efficient passive design, which has been inspired by local traditions, and is based on a flexible modular solution that allows for future expansion – the new building secures the city’s position as the main hub for the Levant region and allows the airport to grow by 6 per cent per annum for the next twenty-five years, increasing capacity from 3.5 million to 12 million passengers per annum by 2030.
Image Courtesy © Nigel Young
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Official Opening of Queen Alia International Airport
- Location: Amman, Jordan
- Photography: Nigel Young
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Article source: Gmp-Architects
About 800 meters long, with a square area of 185,000 square meters and designed for up to six million passengers a year.
Fraport and Lufthansa start operations in the extension of gate A at Rhein-Main airport, Frankfurt, which has been designed and implemented by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The inauguration will take place on 2 October. The new A+ gate extends the areas used by Lufthansa at Terminal 1 and was required independently of the extension of the airport extension program, in order to be able to adequately serve the Airbus A380 and Boeing B747-8 wide-body aircraft. gmp’s commission included the new construction of the link between gates A and A+, also called the “root”, the baggage claim area A, the required conversions of existing structures in Terminal 1 as well as the new construction of gate A+.
Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt
- Architects: Gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: Extension of gate A at Frankfurt airport
- Location: Frankfurt, Germany
- Photography: Marcus Bredt
- Footprint Area: 45,000 square meters
- Gross Floor Area: 188,000 square meters
- Existing Building Converted: 12,000 square meters
- Gross Volume: 960,000 cubic meters
- Length of Overall Project: 885 meters
- Length of Gate A+ Building: 650 meters
- Height of Gate A+ Building: 22 meters
- Glass Façades: 15,000 square meters
Sunday, June 24th, 2012
Article source: Air France KLM U.S.A.
Aéroports de Paris and Air France today exclusively previewed the new boarding satellite at Paris-Charles de Gaulle terminal 2E – the S4. As from Thursday 28 June, passengers flying with Air France and its SkyTeam partners will be able to discover this amazing new satellite with a Parisian feel, designed by Aéroports de Paris.
Friday, June 15th, 2012
Article source: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]
The ambition of the initiators of the Space Xperience Curacao [SXC] is to create a Caribbean touristic attractor, hosting the operator for Galactic Travels, and linking to international scientific space research. The SXC building will be built as a spaceship, applying maritime and aviation techniques to the building body. The SXC will be an inspiring venue both for the international scientific community, the future astronauts, and for the tourists who leave the SXC with a memorable experience.
Space Xperience Curacao exterior
- Architects: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]
- Project: Space Xperience Curacao (SXC)
- Location: Hato Airport Curacao
- Design team: Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona Lénárd, Marthijn Pool, Martin Henriksen, Yvonne Beying, Christian Tschersich, Chris Kievid
- Year of design completion: December 2008
- Client: Space Xperience Curacao initiators: Ben Droste , Harry van Hulten; XCOR Aerospace: Developer and owner of the LYNX-spacecraft
- Gross floor area: 9490 m2
- Main materials: Euramax, solar cells, glass, coral rocks
- Context: Spaceport located next to the airport in curacao
- Setting: Airport
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
The River ‘flows’ as a continuous curve on one side, as a convex erosion on the other – within, ‘interior urbanism’ promotes interaction between different program elements, incorporating three major ‘canyon’ voids to define entry points and circulation routes. A top level open plan streetscape houses retail, cafes and restaurants.
The Circle at Zurich Airport
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect with Patrik Schumacher
- Project: The Circle at Zurich Airport
- Location: Kloten, Switzerland
- Site Area: 27,845m²
- Footprint: 33,170m² (including bridge & upper levels)
- Site Dimensions: approx. 550m long x 70m wide
- Project Director: Manuela Gatto
- Project Architect: Dillon Lin
- Project Team: Hannes Schafelner, Maren Klasing, Teoman Ayas, Lisamarie Ambia, Camiel Weijenberg, Seda Zirek, Ai Sato, Andres Madrid, Amit Gupta, Sophie Le Bienvenu, Rashiq Muhamadali, Roxana Rakshani, Nupur Shah, Fabian Hecker, Saleem Jalil, Daniel Piccinelli
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Our designs for expansion of Zagreb Airport include the new terminal – a distinctive, environmentally advanced building, organized through a series of flow lines, set in a tapestry-like configuration, where landscaped spaces and strategies for future expansion are designed in one single gesture.
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Name of Project: New Passenger Terminal and Master-plan, Zagreb Airport
- Location: Zagreb, Croatia
- Client: Zraana Luka Zagreb, Zagreb Airport
- Type: Competition / Research
- About: New Passenger Terminal Building: 75000m²; 5 million annual passengers; (150,000m², expansion to 10 million annual passengers); Masterplan: 500,000m² mixed-use development