The renovation and expansion of the existing terminal is executed in a red facade, in accordance with the tradition and culture of the Massachusetts capital, for which the prismatic paint called Boston Red is used. Created specifically and exclusivel
Foster + Partners has won the competition to design a new terminal for the airport of Abha, the capital of Saudi Arabia’s Asser Region. Taking inspiration from the nearby village of Rijal Almaa, the winning scheme presents a series of interconnected
Foster + Partners had designed a vertiport to be built beside Dubai International Airport (DXB). Developed in collaboration with Skyports Intfrastructure, the terminal will be on a raised roof to facilitate take-off and landing for electric aircraft.
The firm led by Ma Yansong, MAD Architects, has won the competition to expand Changchun-Longjia International Airport with a scheme designed in collaboration with China Airport Planning & Design Institute Co. and Beijing Institute of Architectural De
Norman Foster’s firm has been announced the winner of the competition to design the King Salman International Airport in the Saudi Arabian capital. It is expected to be one of the biggest airports in the world, covering an area of approximately 57 sq
Norman Foster’s firm – in collaboration with Buro Happold – has won the competition to design the new CPK (Centralny Port Komunikacyjny) airport between the Polish cities of Warsaw and Lodz. Their proposal seeks a balance between operational efficien
A remote Javanese region has equipped itself with a small aerodrome to attract those wanting to escape the massified international circuits and uphold a more sustainable tourism model. The terminal evokes the constructions of the local tribes with i
The Raumfachwerk `proposal, where timber plays a central role, has won the bid to renovate Dock A and adjacent buildings at Zurich’s airport. The scheme drawn up by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), HOK, 10:8, and Buro Happold carried the day over those sub
The underlying strategy of this operation is to merge the three programmes – a terminal building, a control tower, and two workshops – with a single formal gesture that manages to avoid appearing as a strange artefact landed on the fields and maintai
Five departure corridors are arrayed in a snowflake shape to shorten distances and permit high airplane traffic. Ridges on the roof function as skylights, taking the warmth of sunlight to the interior spaces, which are connected to nature through ind
In Daxing District, 46 kilometers south of Tiananmen Square, is the world's largest terminal in a single building, designed by Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. Daxing International Airport was built to decongest the Chinese capital's airport at Chaoyang
Based on the geometry of a torus, the gridshell, supported by 14 tree-like columns, stems from an edge-beam that surrounds the whole airport starting at the fifth floor, marking the transition of the cladding, which goes from aluminum panels to glass
The London firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have together won the competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) in Parkland City, part of the coastal metropolis’s western expansion. It is to be named after the Austr
In March 2013, 24 kilometers from the center of Panama City, construction of Tocumen International Airport's Terminal 2 began. Phase 1 of Norman Foster's expansion was completed and operations started at the end of April 2019. Containing 85,000 squar
Studio ORD, headed by Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), in collaboration with the firms Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Corgan, Milhouse Engineering and Construction, and STL Architects, has won the competition to replace Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal, aka
The structure combines a pattern of timber-clad steel beams, which filter sunlight, with Y-shaped columns placed at intervals of more than 30 meters. A six-point skylight, in reference to the flag of Chicago, greets passengers... [+]
The proposal combines operational efficiency with the improvement of passenger experience, reinventing the concept of waiting room with outdoor spaces filled with vegetation and indoor areas for work, entertainment or rest... [+]
The terminal is covered by a unique roof structure that binds the design together. Using cutting-edge technology, it is supported at just six points, creating a grand unified space filled with sunlight and designed to meet future operational needs...
Equipped with the latest technological advances, the terminal offers a sustainable space where the efficiency of transfers is the priority. Daylight and the space composition guide passengers intuitively along a journey that hopes to be inspiring, mo
The roof design makes reference to the shell present in the city corporate seal, and the ‘Y’ shape of the terminal evokes the forking course of the Chicago River. Filled with plants, the building also recalls the history of the place... [+]
Located in the center of Berlin, Tempelhof Airport closed its doors to passengers in 2008 during the migratory crisis to offer emergency shelter to the more than 8,000 refugees escaping war in the Middle East and other global conflicts. The construct
The new Terminal 1 of Frédéric Chopin International Airport in the Polish capital has been inaugurated, following works carried out by the Spanish office of Carlos Lamela. With capacity to serve 12.5 million people a year, the concourse has been reno
Designed on the basis of the extrusion of a standard section, the huge 1.5 kilometer tube and the two perpendicular wings of the terminal form a figure of biomorphic echoes.
From Beijing to Istanbul, exotic new airports are symbols of prestige for strongman leaders. But the environmental cost is massive… We have the confidence and ambition,” announced China’s president, Xi Jinping, to a rapt audience last September, “to
The first gates of cities were the triumphal arches through which enlightened governments sought to imitate ancient Rome; later, the grand foyers of train stations, true monuments of the industrial city. Today we have the airports, symbols of global
Zaha Hadid's Beijing Airport
Headed by Jeanne Gang (one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine), Studio Gang – in collaboration with three other architecture and engineering companies – has won the competition to carry out the renovat
From the great greenhouses of the 19th century to the ‘climatops’ proposed by Richard Buckminster Fuller in the mid-20th century, taming nature to reproduce it in artificial environments has been one of the major impulses of modernity. So has it been
Many predicted that the death of Zaha Hadid – quintessential example of signature architecture – would compromise the future of her studio.They were wrong: almost three years after the British-Iraqi succumbed to a heart attack, Zaha Hadid Architects
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has blasted Mexico City’s new airport, and with it the signature project of his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto. After winning a much disputed competition through his solid experience in infrastructures of this k
The Spanish-Dutch team formed by the practices Estudio Lamela and KAAN Architecten, in collaboration with the engineering firms Ineco and ABT, has won the competition for the commision to enlarge Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, carrying the day over c
The leadership of the Communist Party is very worried: China is growing by only 7.4%, the lowest rate since the Tiananmen revolt in 1990. Some analysts consider this slow growth proof of the depletion of a system based exclusively on exports and offe
Saturado y cada vez menos competitivo, el Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad México (AICM) necesita una urgente ampliación: 470.000 metros cuadrados en un terreno aledaño a la actual infraestructura, que costarán unos 10.000 millones de dólares. L
El pasado mes de junio se inauguró la nueva Terminal 1 del aeropuerto de Barcelona, en El Prat del Llobregat, firmada por Ricardo Bofill, quien también diseñó las anteriores remodelaciones. Se trata de la mayor infraestructura construida en Cataluña
Barajas Airport Extension The six finalists in the eleventh edition of this award given by the RIBA and AJ magazine to the “building of the year”, show the thriving state of British contemporary architecture. They included a brick house by Adam Carus
La propuesta de ampliación de las terminales del aeropuerto de Barajas para atender a 65 ó 70 millones de viajeros al año en un futuro previsible ha conducido a los estudios de Rogers y Lamela a proponer y posteriormente materializar su proyecto para
Entre el fallo del concurso y el inicio de las obras de la terminal pasaron cuatro años, y la construcción se ha prolongado otros tres más hasta la inauguración del edificio el 2 de junio, coincidiendo con el evento deportivo. Este prolongado lapso d
In 1992, Foster and Partners won the competition to build a new airport for Hong Kong. To be placed, like Osaka’s Kansai (whose competition Foster lost to Piano in 1988) on an artificial island, the huge building was to be the largest construction pr
Stansted airport (1981-1991) takes from Renault the modular forest of masts, and from Hong Kong the shafts of four cylindrical steel pillars; but the exposed fan of cables of the distribution centre is here a knot of braces that hold together the bra
The new airport of Hong Kong, a project recently completed by the British Norman Foster, is the largest construction of our times.
Más puerto y menos aéreo, el aeropuerto de hoy es una representación exacerbada e hiperbólica de la vitalidad, la agitación y el caos de la ciudad contemporánea.