Category Archives: Airports

The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 by EPR

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2015 4:03 pm | Airports

The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 was designed by the architectural studio of EPR and it opened in 2011 offering a very large number of facilities and located just a mile away from the Terminal 5. The luxurious hotel is surrounded by gardens, has 350 sound proofed rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you communicate and keep up to date. For the business travellers the hotel includes a business center with seven meeting rooms, two conference rooms which can…

Queen Alia International Airport by Foster and Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jul 2015 1:39 pm | Airports

The architectural practice of Foster and Partners designed the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan which is the largest airport in the country, with an interesting design which also proves to be very functional. Taking their inspiration from the Bedouin tents, the canopy of domes that cover the airport terminal spreads over its entirety and allows it to expand further due to the modular design. The plan is to extend the airport to increase its capacity annually until it…

Oslo International Airport by Nordic Office of Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Feb 2015 9:53 am | Airports

The Oslo International Airport commissioned the Nordic Office of Architecture practice to extend the capacity of the original project through the addition of new airside and landside areas that add a new pier. The project is expected to be completed in 2017 and will spread over a surface of 148,000 square meters to include contact with airlines, concessionaires and areas for airport handling companies. The airport is one of the most energy efficient in the world and the extension will…

Daocheng Yading Airport by GUD Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 9:25 am | Airports

The Daocheng Yading Airport is the highest-altitude civilian airport in the world at three miles above sea level and the placement of the project allows significant cuts in travel time to the remote region of Sichuan, China. Created by the GUD Group in 2013, the airport is on one of the largest ancient glaciers of Tibet Plateau and it incorporates flight terminals, an air traffic control building, a fire control center, storage warehouse for the cargo, a gas station and…

Air France Business Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle airport

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Dec 2014 10:45 pm | Airports

The Air France Business Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France was created through the collaboration of the French Brand Image Consultancy and the interior designer Noe Duchfaur Lawrence, while Hunter Douglas was the manufacturer for the elegant and cozy ambiance. The lounge has Luxalon 30BD Linear ceilings with the lights hanging from them atop the tables and seats for a homogenous and bright atmosphere. There are several abstract tree-like lamps intermixed with the seats for additional…

Harbin Taiping International Airport by Hassell

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Sep 2014 10:01 pm | Airports

The Harbin Taiping International Airport in China was designed by the architectural practice of Hassell in 2010 with a capacity of 45 million passengers and a high quality aesthetic that acts as a gateway and hub for the region of North East China. The design began with a competition which was won by Hassell in collaboration with CNARDI, AYD and AIRBIZ and it was inspired by the identity of the city which is renowned as an “ice city”. The city…

New International Airport of New Mexico by Foster+ Partners, FR-EE and Netherlands Airport Consultants

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Sep 2014 7:41 am | Airports

The international competition for the design of the New International Airport of New Mexico was won by a collaboration between the architectural practice of Foster+ Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and Netherlands Airport Consultants, with a project that will create one of the largest airports in the world with a total surface of 555000 square meters. A continuous grindshell encloses the whole terminal with a structure that streches over the walls and roof as a single flowing form that evokes…

Koltsovo Airport by Nefaresearch

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Aug 2014 6:55 pm | Airports

The VIO lounge of the Ekaterinburg Airport was designed by the Nefaresearch architectural practice for persons who have to travel often and spend a lot of time in airports between check-in and flights so the lounge becomes a second office space for them. Two oval structures with a complex geometry define the lounge and the largest one hosts the bar and a food court where you can work on your laptop or enjoy a cup of coffee on a cozy…

Indianapolis Airport by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2014 6:34 pm | Airports

The Indianapolis Airport was designed by the HOK architectural practice with Hunter Douglas as manufacturers bringing the project up to contemporary standards with a curved roof and increased mobility, security features and functionality. The airport is at a distance of 16 miles from the city center and it is between two main runways. The central element of the terminal is the Civic Plaza with a design that is inspired by the Monument Circle in the city and it has a…

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Terminal by Autoban

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2014 6:08 pm | Airports

The Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan received a new terminal designed by the Autoban architectural practice from Turkey with an aesthetic that doesn’t follow the regular airport conventions but rather provides the travelers with a cavernous space with cocoons that invite you to discover them. The project won the Red Dot award and it is inspired from the hospitality of the country with custom made cocoons made from wood that offer retreats or more intimate meeting spaces. The illumination…

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