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Airbaltic Passenger Terminal in Riga, Latvia by MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos

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

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Official Opening of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan by Foster + Partners

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

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Extension of gate A at Frankfurt airport in Germany by Gmp-Architects

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
  • Dimensions:

    • 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

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Satellite S4 by Air France and Aeroports de Paris

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.

Satellite S4

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Space Xperience Curacao in Hato Airport by ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Article source: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

The Challenge

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

 

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The Circle at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Switzerland by Zaha Hadid Architect

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

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New Passenger Terminal and Masterplan, Zagreb Airport in Croatia by Zaha Hadid Architects

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.

Rendering

  • 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

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Riga International Airport Winning Proposal in Latvia by Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur

Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur have won the open international competition for the new airBaltic terminal at Riga International Airport.The competition called for “design concepts, both architectural and functional that best captured the aspirations and brand identity of airBaltic”.  The first phase will accommodate 7-8 million passengers per annum, whilst the new terminal will eventually cater for 14 million passengers. The organising committee received 125 entries from 70 countries.

 

Interior View

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Kutaisi Airport in Georgia by UNStudio

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Article source: UNStudio

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s design for the new Kutaisi Airport officially presented yesterday by the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili

UNStudio’s design for the new Transfer Terminal and Air Traffic Control Tower for Kutaisi Airport was officially presented yesterday by the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who personally demolished one of the walls of the old airport yesterday announced, “”We will build an international airport here, which will take aircraft from Munich, Rome, Baku and other cities as of next year.”

 

Kutaisi Airport Departure

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Kutaisi Airport
  • Location: Kutaisi, Georgia
  • Client Terminal: United Airports of Georgia LLC
  • Client Air Traffic Control Tower and Offices: SAKAERONAVIGATSIA Ltd.
  • Building surface: Terminal 4.000m2, Control Tower and Offices 1.750m2
  • Height Air Traffic Control Tower: 55m.
  • Building site: 11.000 m2
  • Programme: International Airport Terminal, Air Traffic Control Tower and Offices for Navigation
  • Status: Concept Design 2011, Construction 2012

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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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