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Kuwait International Airport by Foster + Partners

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Article source: Foster + Partners

Kuwait International Airport is planned to significantly increase capacity and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf – the project’s strategic aims will be matched by a state-of-the-art terminal building, which will provide the highest levels of comfort for passengers and will set a new environmental benchmark for airport buildings. Its design is rooted in a sense of place, responsive to the climate of one of the hottest inhabited environments on earth and inspired by local forms and materials.

Kuwait Airport

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Kuwait International Airport
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait, Middle East, Asia
  • Client: Ministry of Public works / Special Works Administration
  • Local collaborating architect: Gulf Consult
  • Airport Consultant: NACO
  • Engineering: Arup
  • Landscape Architect: Capita Lovejoy
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon LLP
  • Traffic Consultant: Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Foster + Partners team: Norman Foster, Stefan Behling, Nikolai Malsch, Morgan Fleming, Michael Gardner, Reinhard Joecks, Hugo D’Enjoy Ochoa, Abdelkader El-Chgar, Tillmann Lenz, Gordon Seiles, Gabriele Coccia, Paul Christian, Rie Hasloev, Dirk Jantz, Kristine Ngan

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Arctic Circle Airport in Nordland, Norway by Haptic Architects

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: Haptic Architects

NarudStokkeWiig / AVIAPLAN of Norway, in collaboration with London based Haptic Architects have revealed plans for a new regional airport in the municipality of Rana in Norway, just south of the Arctic Circle. The forested, mountain site provides a stunning setting for the new airport and terminal building, with views to the Fiords and a prime location to see the midnight sun and famous northern lights.

Aerial View

  • Architects: Haptic Architects
  • Project: Arctic Circle Airport
  • Location: Nordland, Norway

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Hanimaadhoo International Airport in Maldives by Integrated Design Associates

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Article source: Integrated Design Associates

The new airport, designated as the country’s second international gateway, is located on an island with very limited land mass for an international airport of this size. With airfield infrastructure consuming nearly all the available land our concept of a “floating terminal” has been selected by the Government for its innovative, exciting and eco-friendly approach. The proposed terminal is built entirely on stilts over water without reclamation to preserve the existing environment and the natural coastline. With blue sea, white sandy beach as backdrop the new airport aims to provide passengers with a unique and memorable travel experience.

Hanimaadhoo International Airport

  • Architects: Integrated Design Associates Limited
  • Project: Hanimaadhoo International Airport
  • Location: Maldives
  • Category: Future Projects – Infrastructure
  • WAF: Entry2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Future Project of the Year

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General Aviation Terminal Schiphol in Netherlands by VMX Architects

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: VMX Architects

Schiphol’s General Aviation (GA) Terminal is where the private and business flights of Heads of States, members of the Royal Family, CEO’s, pop stars and top football players are handled. As a reaction to the inconvenience of flying today with low-cost airways and long queues, VMX found it’s inspiration in the terminals from the era in which aviation was seen as a pleasure and had a luxurious appeal.

General Aviation Terminal Schiphol

  • Architects: VMX Architects
  • Project: General Aviation Terminal Schiphol
  • Location: Thermiekstraat 12, Schiphol Oost
  • Architect Design: Don Murphy
  • Project manager: Leon Teunissen
  • Contributor: Hugo Kok
  • Year Design: 2007-2009
  • Year Execution – Completion: 2010-2011

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan by RSA Design Group

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Article source: RSA Design Group

The existing airport in Baku currently serves both international and domestic flights.  The local airport authority is currently in the process of building a new international terminal building.  RSA Design Group was asked to submit a proposal for the renovation of the existing building.  The renovated structure would be repurposed as a domestic terminal, with all international flights passing through the new terminal building.

Baku Airport

  • Architects: RSA Design Group
  • Project: Heydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

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Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in South Carolina by inFORM studio

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

The Terminal Expansion Capacity Program for the Myrtle Beach International Airport demonstrated a need to develop a new terminal for airport operations and additional gates to serve the increased passenger load. The $129 million project, governed by a tight budget and site parameters, includes a new ticketing lobby, baggage claim, baggage handling, TSA screening, a new 5 gate concourse and connector bridge to existing concourse with an additional gate integrated into the bridge to maximize the efficiency of circulation space.

 

Final Front Rendering

  • Architect: inFORM studio
  • Name of Project: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
  • Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Type: Terminal Capacity Enhancement Program
  • Total Project: 218,661 sq. ft.
  • Construction Cost: $72 million

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Zurich AirSpace in Switzerland by Asymptote Architecture

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: Asymptote Architecture

Zurich AirSpace by Asymptote integrates elegance in design with a sense of timelessness, engineered precision, housing a a wide range of programmatic functions. The basic premise of AirSpace is the interplay of a wide range of functions centered on luxury commerce, state-of-the-art medical facilities, cultural venues and higher education facilities, all in close proximity to the active hub of the Zurich Airport.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: Asymptote Architecture
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Zurich AirSpace
  • LOACTION: Zurich, Switzerland
  • SIZE: 115,000 sq. m
  • DATE: 2009 – Ongoing

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Lleida-Alguaire Airport in Spain by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Article source: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

The programme of requirements includes a terminal building, a control tower, and two spaces for storages. Given their size, none of these elements were obvious candidates to represent a new airport. The strategy pursued therefore seeked to link the three programmes by means of a common visual element that avoids the impression that a strange object has landed in the fields of Lleida while also defining a recognisable landmark.

Airport (Image Courtesy Adrià Goula)

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
  • Project: Lleida-Alguaire Airport
  • Location: Alguaire, Lleida. Spain
  • Competition phase: June – September 2007
  • Construction phase: February 2008 – January 2010
  • b720 team: Fermín Vázquez, Peco Mulet, Mónica Xampeny, Zelia Alves, Daniel Valdés, Iván Arellano, Gemma Ojea, Magdalena Ostornol, Egbert Oosterhoof, Sandra Palou, Jaime Luaces, Alessandro Zanchetta, Ángel Gaspar (models), Oriol Roig (3D)

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Barcelona Airport New Terminal in Barcelona, Spain by RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Terminal 1 of Barcelona Airport

The project won the first prize in competition in 2001 and has been awarded as the best airport of Europe with ACI EUROPE 2010 prize.

Night View of Barcelona Airport New Terminal

  • Architect: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
  • Name of Project: Barcelona Airport New Terminal
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Gross floor area: 525.500 m2 (+ parking + CEN)
  • Total cost: 800,000,000 €
  • Client: AENA

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New Airport Building in Mestia, Georgia by J. MAYER H. Architects

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

The new built airport is part of Georgia’s ambitious plans to develop tourism in Mestia. The beautiful medieval town with its stone defensive towers is part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and also famous as ski-resort. With the unveiling of the airport on December 24th the building was designed and constructed within 3 months.

New Airport Building

New Airport Building

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Hugo Reis, Mehrdad Mashaie, Max Reinhardt
  • Project: October – December 2010
  • Completion: December 2010
  • Client: Tbilisi International Airport
  • Architect on Site: Beka Pkhakadze
  • Construction by ANAGI ltd.,
  • Photographs: J. MAYER H.
  • Total Floor Area: 250 sq.m.

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