Tehran International Airport Terminal wins American Architecture Prize

Tehran International Airport Terminal 2 designed by GMW Mimarlik has recently won an American Architecture Prize (AAP) by the 2017 jury in the Architectural Design/Transportation category.

Once completed the proposed 175,000m2 terminal is expected to serve a total of 26,5 million international and domestic passengers, and the existing terminal will be given over exclusively to pilgrim traffic.

Operational flexibility and efficiency, high level of passenger comfort, and adaptability to future needs are at the heart of the design, said the architects.

“The simple and yet dynamic form of the proposed terminal with a strong visual identity clearly expresses the three main functions of an international terminal; the main processing space for the passengers, commercial areas and the airside lounges,” the architects said in a statement.

“The linear arrangement of spaces within the pier provide flexible use of a total number of 28 gates.”

The AAP jury panel included Yale University lecturer Peggy Deamer, Guggenheim Foundation and museum curator Troy C. Therrien, the founder and Principal Architect at the UNStudio/Harvard University Graduate School of Design among several other eminent architects, designers and academics.

 

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