Control Tower at Vienna’s Schwechat Airport, the mebrane is illuminated by night; Zechner & Zechner Architects, Vienna; Photo © Zechner & Zechner
Most children have at one time or another spent time with their parents or grandparents in the panorama restaurant of an airport and have watched in fascination as the planes take off and land — moments in which we, too, take off in our imaginations in order to land again later and have terra firma beneath our feet once more. (by Susanne Fritz)
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Farnborough Airport by 3DReid; photo by Hufton & Crow
This curvilinear, award-winning airport located in Farnborough, Hampshire has been realised by the London-based practice 3DReid. The project encompasses an imposing, futuristic-looking 35-meters-high tower, an oscilloscopic 12,000-square-meters aircraft hangar and a voluptuous 4,000-square-meters operations and headquarters building. (more…)
New Airport Building in Mestia, Giorgia by Jürgen Mayer H.
The Berlin based architectural practice Jürgen Mayer H. realised this new airport building in the city of Mestia in Georgia. The small city, located 1500 m above sea level in the Caucasus Mountains, is part of the UNESCO world culture heritage for its beautiful medieval town with its stone defensive towers. The new built airport is part of Georgia’s ambitious plans to establish tourism in this region. The building was designed and constructed within only 3 months.
Carrasco International Airport by Rafael Viñoly Architects, photo by Daniela Mac Adden
The New York based practice Rafael Viñoly Architects was commissioned to expand and modernize the existing facilities of the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, with a spacious new passenger terminal to expand capacity and spur commercial growth and tourism in the region.