Airports today are much more than gateways to cities,countries or continents. They have developed intomultifunctional complexes, serving of course air travel butbecoming almost a city in its own right, hosting all kinds offacilities and services, increasingly with 24/7 access. Like therailway stations in the past, these aerotropolises today areplaces of fast economic growth, offering the perfect setting forglobal business. Consequently, airports have become one ofthe most prominent architectural tasks of the present. Drawingon 71 examples, this volume shows the exciting multiplicity ofcontemporary airport architecture and design. The projectspresented include the newest large-scale airports, smallerairports at more remote locations as well as new terminalbuildings and individual new functional areas such as airtraffic control centers, hangars and lounges.
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|AUTEUR||Chris Van Uffelen|
Grimshaw's concept design, in collaboration with an international architectural team, for the Istanbul New Airport creates a six-runway development on the Black ...
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