The majority the airports are over 20 years old. Some of them are old fashioned or do not go with nowadays trends. Airports all over the world are building new terminals thanks to an increasing number of travellers. This has given the opportunity to these airports to go the further mile in terms of creativity and beautifulness. Here you will find 3 of the most impressive terminals under construction.
Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
Finally completed in 2020, the new terminal will cover an area of 708.00 square meters. It will fetaure a 25m high central atrium under a single roof canopy. This will allow direct daylight to shine over the travellers, thus it will deflect solar radiation, according to Foster+Partners, the constructor of the airports terminal.
The new terminal will have a 3 phase construction. While the first phase will add a capacity of 13 million passengers a year, the subsequent phases will enhance the capacity to between 25 million and 50 million passengers a year. This is 10 times the capacity of the airport in 2004, which was frequented by only 4million passengers in 2004. This terminal will be prepared to Wellcome the newest planes build by the main aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.
Istanbul Airport (IST)
This new terra at Istanbuls Airport will have a vaulted ceiling with a geometric pattern and skylights, allowing natural daylight to filter in. The construction will commence in mid 2018. This will increase the airports capacity up to 90million passengers a year. Thus with the completing of other modifications in the airport it ill allow it to manage 200million passengers a year. However, the cost of this airport is well over 4billions USD, making it a very risky inversion.
Istanbuls new airport is not going to be your average airport. In fact, the first terminal will be the world’s largest, with a floor area of about 1,3 million square metres.
Western Sydney, Australia
The proposed new airport in Western Sydney will base in the suburban area of Badgery Creek about 44kilometres from Sydney’s central business district. It is nearly twice the size of Kigsford Smiths (Sydneys current airport). The new aiport will feature a single runway system built over an area preserved for this. On the other hand, the airport expects to have around 10million passengers a year, making it one of the most successful in Australia.
In addition, the creation of thousands of jobs and opportunities for local businesses will nudge the inhabitants of the zone. Thus the airport expects to support almost 28,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2031, five years after the airport opens. Also it is expected to be more environmental friendly and use solar energy for most of its generators.