Groupe3Architectes wraps Guelmim Airport in a skin of multihued perforated panels

Groupe3Architectes has completed an airport for the city of Guelmim, in Morocco, featuring a light-filtering facade made up of panels of multicoloured metal-mesh. The airport designed by the Rabat-based architecture office, is located on the site of an existing military base around three kilometres north of Guelmim, in southwest Morocco. The city is often referred

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Twelve Architects unveils Rostov-on-Don airport in time for World Cup in Russia

Platov airport in Rostov-on-Don, designed by Twelve Architects, has completed ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when the city will be hosting games. The London-based architects designed the terminal, which will see five million passengers travel through it each year, for the Renova Group, Russia’s largest airport holding company. Twelve Architects masterplanned the entire site, which

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Heatherwick Studio and KPF to design new terminal for Singapore’s Changi Airport

Architects Heatherwick Studio and Kohn Pedersen Fox have been appointed to design a new wing at Singapore’s Changi Airport, which will aim to challenge the “sterility and soullessness” of terminal design. The new terminal will add a passenger capacity of 50 million to one of the busiest airports in the world. There are no renders of the

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Twelve Architects reveals plans for Siberian airport with tented roof

Pitched roof elements reference traditional reindeer herder tents in Twelve Architects’ design for Novy Urengoy Airport, in Russia. The London-based architecture practice has secured the contract to redevelop the airport near Novy Urengoy, in north-west Siberia. According to the practice pointed roofs and vaulted interiors will echo the shape of the traditional tent, called a

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Grimshaw leads design of new $1.4 billion terminal at Newark Airport

Architecture firm Grimshaw has announced its involvement in building a new Terminal One at Newark Airport, which serves New York City. Grimshaw is acting as lead design architect for the project at Newark Liberty International Airport, which the global firm described as “the largest transportation infrastructure design-build contract in New Jersey state history”. Working with

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Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mumbai’s new international airport

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a major new international airport for Mumbai, India. The London-based architecture firm are charged with creating a new airport terminal and air-traffic-control tower for the city, which is the largest in India. Proposed for the township of Navi Mumbai, the airport was commissioned because Mumbai’s existing Chhatrapati Shivaji

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Haptic and Nordic to build “sustainable city of the future” at Oslo airport

Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture have released plans for a city next to Oslo Airport that is to be completely powered by self-produced energy and served by driverless electric vehicles.  The practices are masterplanning Oslo Airport City (OAC) for a 370-hectare site beside the airport – which was recently extended by Nordic Office of

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Foster + Partners to add “missing piece” to Rogers’ Marseille airport extension

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to add a glazed terminal building to Marseille Provence Airport, which will link the 1990s extension designed by Richard Rogers with the original 1960s building. London-based Foster + Partners beat Rogers’ firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to win the contract for the extension. Set to be completed in two phases, the works

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UNStudio plans extension to Georgia airport just four years after completing it

Dutch firm UNStudio has unveiled plans for a “user-oriented” extension to its Kutaisi International Airport terminal in Georgia, featuring a rooftop plaza.  The Ben van Berkel-led firm completed the terminal building in 2013. Just four years later, the Amsterdam-based studio was asked to design a large extension, to cater to the airport’s rapidly growing number of passengers. Passengers using the

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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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