KAAN Architecten unveils new glazed terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Dutch studio KAAN Architecten has been selected to design a new terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, beating competitors including MVRDV, SOM, OMA and UNStudio. KAAN Architecten’s winning 100,500-square-metre Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal will cater to 14 million passengers a year, alongside the 50 million already served in the existing airport. It will be built on the Jan

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Nordic doubles the size of Oslo Airport with curved extension

Nordic Office of Architecture has added a 300-metre-long extension with a curved roof to the airport in Oslo it designed in the 1990s. Oslo-based Nordic has doubled the size of the Norwegian airport with the addition of the 140,000-square-metre extension. It increases the capacity of the airport to 35 million passengers a year. The project included the expansion of the existing terminal and

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New York’s JFK airport to receive $10 billion revamp

The governor of New York has announced a major overhaul for John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the vision – which will aim to “transform the airport for the 21st century” – during a presentation yesterday. The proposal calls for a unified interconnected terminal layout, as well as improved road

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Grimshaw’s Heathrow Airport expansion gets government go-ahead

British firm Grimshaw has been given the go-ahead for its Heathrow expansion plans, as the government approves a third runway at the UK’s busiest airport. Grimshaw was selected from a line-up of potential designers Zaha Hadid Architects, HOK and Benoy to develop the £16 billion expansion plan earlier this year. The British government’s decision to support the additional runway puts

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Grimshaw unveils vision to expand London’s Heathrow Airport

Architecture studio Grimshaw has been selected to plan the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport as it pushes forward with its bid to build a third runway. Grimshaw was selected ahead of Zaha Hadid Architects, HOK and Benoy to develop the £16 billion expansion plan for the UK’s busiest international airport. Described as “visionary” and “sustainable but affordable”, its designs were praised for pushing More

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Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to become Germany’s largest refugee camp

Berlin is to extend the refugee camp at the decommissioned Tempelhof Airport, making room for 7,000 people in and around one of the German capital’s most iconic buildings. The city’s government has changed a law to allow extra refugee shelters to be built on a section of Tempelhof’s vast airfield – which has previously been used to More

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Pininfarina and AECOM win competition for air-traffic control tower at Istanbul New Airport

Pininfarina and AECOM have beaten proposals from Zaha Hadid and Moshe Safdie in a contest seeking a design for an air-traffic control tower at Istanbul’s new airport. Pininfarina, an Italian design studio, and AECOM, a global architecture firm, were selected ahead of five other shortlisted teams in the competition, which also included Fuksas, RMJM, and Grimshaw and Nordic – the More

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Richard Rogers wins Taiwan Taoyuan airport terminal competition

London studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won a bid to design a new terminal for Taiwan’s largest airport, seeing off competition from Foster + Partners and UN Studio (+ movie). Terminal 3 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will comprise a new terminal building, boarding gates, concourses and a multi-function building, along with transport […]

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Foster, Rogers and UNStudio compete to design major new Taiwan airport terminal

Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and UNStudio are battling to win the tender for a new £1 billion terminal at Taiwan’s largest airport, Taoyuan International. The architecture firms are among the three teams shortlisted to design the 640,000-square-metre Terminal 3 building at Taoyuan International Airport, set to accommodate an additional 45 million […]

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport to be demolished and rebuilt using three different designs

Three separate proposals by SHoP Architects, Dattner Architects and Present Architecture have been combined to create the new design for New York’s La Guardia airport – completely replacing the existing terminals (+ slideshow). On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the airport in the Queens borough, which […]

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Pets to receive spa treatments at Gensler-designed JFK animal airport terminal

Gensler has designed a terminal for animals that will contain a “pet resort” offering lodging and spa services at New York’s JFK airport (+ slideshow). Named The ARK at JFK, the building designed by international architecture firm Gensler will be constructed on a 14-acre (5.6 hectare) site at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. […]

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Stockholm airport proposal elevates runways among city rooftops

Graduate shows 2015: airport runways are raised above the streets and waterways of a new Stockholm city district in this conceptual proposal by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Alex Sutton (+ slideshow). The proposal, named Stockholm City Airport/Airport City, envisages a future where commercial aviation becomes more integrated into the fabric of the city rather […]

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Zaha Hadid unveils designs for “world’s largest airport passenger terminal” in Beijing

News: architect Zaha Hadid is working with airport specialist ADPI on plans for a major new terminal in Daxing, Beijing, that will accommodate 45 million passengers per year. The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building will be located on the opposite side of the city from Beijing’s existing Capital Airport, which was completed in 2008 by […]
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Moshe Safdie’s huge greenhouse for Singapore’s Changi airport gets underway

News: work has begun on architect Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport, which aims to “reinvent what airports are all about” by creating a shared public space under a glass dome with a massive waterfall and garden at its centre. Safdie Architects’ 134,000-square-metre addition to Singapore’s main airport will combine retail, leisure and entertainment facilities with gardens […]
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