Advancing technology has allowed the evolution of everything. Airports are no exception. Take a look at some of the most impressive airports in the world.
Airport architecture has been on the leading edge of technology, joining design, architecture, and technology. Airports need to be practical and safe.
However beautiful and impressive airports always give a good impression of the country as you step out of the airplane. Airports are becoming increasingly interesting and dazzling, with incredible designed lounges, buildings and overall features. Take a look at 5 incredible airports around the world!
1. Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Located in the capital of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport terminal, which was designed by the Turkish architecture studio Autoban, has giant wooden cocoons, that house cafes, bars, shops, and amenities, as a play area for children.
It has a high luminosity given the concave glass walls. The diamond patterns on the atrium floors mimic the cocoon’s wooden shingles.
2. Denver International Airport
The architecture of Denver international airport distinguishes itself from the many American airports. The fabrics of the tents were designed to mimic Colorado’s snow-covered Rocky Mountains. They look impressive at any time of the day, but their soft glow at sunrise and sunset is especially endearing. Recent construction has added the new Westin Hotel to the airport. In addition, travelers can also take a train directly from the airport to downtown Denver.
3. Kansai International Airport
The most interesting and different aspect of this airport is the fact that it has been built on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. It is the first such case in the world. The Kansai International Airport was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano and opened in 1994. Its construction was an alternative to relieve overcrowding at Osaka International Airport. The extra-long construction terminal was the longest in the world in its time. It stretches 1.7 km with 42 boarding gates and a large curved roof shaped aerodynamic profile. The structure was designed specifically to deal with Japan’s frequent earthquakes.
4. Beijing International Airport
With two miles in length, Beijing International Airport has one of the largest buildings in the world in its Terminal 3. Opened just in time for the 2008 Olympics, this structure boasts an impressive design. In it, one uses the traditional Chinese color scheme – red and yellow and a dragon form to celebrate Chinese history and culture. The project is from the architects of Foster + Partners.
5. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was designed by architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas and was built to assist Hong Kong airport in international passenger traffic. The building was built to look like a blanket when viewed from the top. The roof was designed in three levels. It is wrapped in a double-skinned white skin punctured by honeycomb-shaped metal and glass panels, which allows natural light to enter and illuminate strongly. The honeycomb pattern and the futuristic white color present are consistent.
Nowadays it is easy to feel overwhelmed at the sight of so many incredible buildings, airports, towers, even monuments. Airports, in particular, join not only the best in architecture and technology but also portray the country’s or region’s culture. But these were just five of the most impressive airports in the world, as there are many more!