Noida: The much-awaited Jewar international airport’s passenger terminal will be designed by a consortium of Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP architects chosen by Zurich Airport International through a three-phase, design competition held between June and August 2020.
The winning design by Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP showed a perfect amalgamation of Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality. Officials said the design of passenger terminal is being made keeping modern and seamless passenger experience in mind. It will set new benchmarks in sustainability for airport terminal buildings in India, envisioning green spaces inside and around the building, offering a concept for a future airport city, and providing flexible expansion options to serve 30 million passengers per year in the future.
According to the officials, it was a tough call to select the winner especially in the year of pandemic when the entire communication was done remotely. Officials said the winner was selected from three shortlisted teams with demonstrated experience in airport design. “The design competition was conducted under exceptional circumstances this year, and the architects prepared and presented their designs collaborating and communicating remotely. All three teams faced this challenge masterfully,” Zurich Airport said in a statement.
Jewar airport will provide a seamless travel experience and a pleasurable atmosphere for travellers. The design of the airport will encompass parameters such as short and efficient passenger flows, digital services and commitment to minimal environmental impact.
“We are pleased to partner with Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP to design this long-envisioned strategic project at Jewar. The team created the winning design with an efficient layout, convincing design language, multiple high-quality areas, spaced out with lush greenery with a balanced concept for both energy savings and a tangible sense of sustainability,” said Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited.