The Midfield terminal complex at Abu Dhabi International Airport is awaiting the appointment of a contractor to start construction.
Ground works have already commenced on the project, designed by US-based firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF).
The terminal was approved last month by the emirate’s executive council, along with a number of major projects in the transport, healthcare, culture and education sectors.
Within KPF’s masterplan, the new terminal is conceived as a gateway to the city, and can be adapted to suit industry demands.
The design creates large, unimpeded internal zones for passengers with long-span arches supporting a 50m-high roof.