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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

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

April 16th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

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

  • 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

Barcelona Airport New Terminal

  • Contractor: Fomento
  • Taller de Arquitectura Architecture team: Ricardo Bofill, Peter Hodgkinson, Cristina Pallés, Gabor Somsich, Hilari Pareja, Nieves Sánchez
  • Taller de Arquitectura Construction team: Peter Hodgkinson, Jorge Pérez, Ana Contreras, Gal·la Escrig, Meritxell Solá, Oriol Martín.
  • Taller de Arquitectura Interior design: Marta Vilallonga, Hector Gascó, Joan Baseiria
  • Constructors: Ferrovial Agroman, S.A./ Fcc Construcción, S.A./ Construcciones Rubau, S.A./ Necso, S.A./ Ohl, S.A./ Copcisa, S.A./ Proinosa, S.A./ Dragados, S.A./ Comsa S.A
  • Collaborators: Sefri Ingenieros, S.A./ Klimacal, S.A./ Control Y Montajes Industriales Cymi, S.A./ Agelectric, S.A./ Inabensa, S.A./ Crespo Y Blasco, S.A./ Thyssenkrupp Elevadores, S.A./ Elimco/ Sampol Ingeniería Y Obras, S.A./ Projectes, S.A./ Abb/ Dragados Industrial, S.A. / Vanderlande / Typsa S.A./ Inteinco S.A. / Paymacotas S.A./ Freire Architectes
  • Brief received: 2002
  • Design period: 2002-2009
  • Construction began: 2004
  • Completed: 2009


The mission of the new terminal was to serve as a communications gateway linking Barcelona with the rest of Europe, to foster connections traffic and to improve accessibility to the airport by different forms of transport (high-speed train, local trains and the future extension of Barcelona underground). It can accommodate an annual turnover of 25 million passengers, which doubles the figures of all the present terminals put together. The building comprises two main blocks under the same roof: one up to 500 metres wide, set aside for check-in, security and baggage collection, which connects passengers to the different forms of transport, and the other 700 metres long, accommodating the embarkation, waiting and shopping areas. The transparency of the buildings allows natural light to flood all the areas reserved for passengers and provides panoramic views of the runways with the sea and greenery in the background.

Siting area

Interior View

Parking area


Site Plan

Aerial View

Aerial View

Aerial View

Interior View

Barcelona Airport New Terminal

Barcelona Airport New Terminal




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