Contemporary Airport Design

airports in their earliest days, didn’t even really exist as airports. instead, their presence was more of
a way for spectators to enjoy air shows, which at the start of the 20th century, had gained some popularity.
over time, a number of generic airport designs had emerged to accommodate this form of transportation.

today our airports have become the hubs of global exchange and are seen as gateways
into our world’s metropolitan cities. they are architectural accomplishments which have considered
environmental concerns, utilizing natural light and materials to enhance the overall airport experience.
not only have airports become examples of environmental building, but they have quickly become
symbols of culture.
following is a compilation of a numerous airports designed and/or built over the last decade or so.

doha international airport, qatar
by HOK
(estimated completion 2009/2010)

Islamabad inernational airport, pakistan
by downer EDI limited & CPG corporation
(estimated completion 2010)

carrasco international airport expansion, uruguay
by rafael vinoly
(estimated completion 2009)

rafael vinoly architects:

Incheon international airport, transportation centre, korea
by samoo architects, DMJM + TF&P
(estimated completion 2008)

the incheon international airport’s transportation centre is the gateway to seoul, with the centre connecting directly to the city’s expressway.

samoo architects:

Indianapolis international airport, midfield terminal, USA
by HOK
(estimated completion 2008)

HOK architects:


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