Abu Dhabi Airport opts for Design Solution


UK-based The Design Solution has won the contract to design and lay out the commercial facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal.

To ensure that the commercial design complemented the terminal’s exterior – the work of architects KSP – Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) opted for a competitive design approach with two rcompanies going head to head to win the final contract.

Sweett Buchan – a consortium between Sweett Group and Buchan Group with the latter’s Simon Scott as the lead designer –eventually losing out to The Design Solution led by Robbie Gill.


Both companies were paid retainers during the contest, so ideas from either  parties can be used in the final design.

ADAC vice president Gavin McKechnie said: “We had two exceptionally good design approaches, but eventually Robbie Gill’s plans were the nearest fit.

“His team now has to come up with a final design and layout plan for the commercial space.”

The terminal is due to open in 2017.

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