Project / 2nd Quarter 2019

FGLA 2019 Merit: Chennai Airport

The form of the airport terminal has been designed to take after a pair of wings in flight—the function of the two ‘wings’ is to serve as structural portals, culminating into a roof system to shade the airport. The buildings, with 300-metre twin wing-like ‘hovering’ roofs on both sides, provide shade to the south-facing elevation and protect departing passengers from heat gain.

View of the airport from the city SPATIAL PLANNING

The H-shaped plan contributes to the efficiency of this airport. The seven visible facets have created transparent ingress to the terminal as how a conventional four-façade system would do in an ordinary terminal.

LANDSCAPING

Besides bringing visual respite for travellers, the vertical landscaping also helps blur the boundaries ...

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