Airports are one place you would see an unending stream of movements, there is hardly a time that airports rest especially the popular ones. When you visit an airport, what attracts you? You may be one of those members of some airlines’ frequent flyers who have the opportunity of resting in lounges before your takeoff, however; have you taken out time to look at the edifice?
We have listed some airports with amazing architecture. We bet you would love the way these airports have been designed by some skilled architects.
Denver International Airport
This airport reflects the culture and terrain of Denver. Denver International Airport is situated at the foot of Rocky Mountains. It is here that you would see a sustainable and unusual architecture. Jeppesen Terminal building was designed by Curtis Fentress Architects. The canopied roof is what stands it out which is made out of a Teflon coated in fiberglass. This roof can stand any heavy snow and winds.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
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When you arrive this airport, one thing you may not help yourself is to relax on its outdoor terrace that is located at the airport’s park. A walk through the Airport Park is something that would calm your nerves. The outdoor and the indoor lounge have been designed to take a look like a modern park with its furniture covered with ivy, and the seating designed with tree logs. This place is also eco-friendly and has become one place to come and cool off.
Beijing Capital International Airport
The first time you visit the Beijing Capital International Airport, you would be embraced with the Chinese tradition. The tradition of the Chinese fuses with the ultra modern edifice. It was designed by those who designed the London’s Gherkin and the German Reichstag parliament building; Foster + Partners. It took four years to complete it and the designers made sure that the curved ceiling is massive and there is a beautiful Chinese pagoda.
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Railway Station
The arches of this city’s railway station is seen to stand over 40 meters high. You may even forget that you are in an airport as you move up as if it is space you are heading to. The design is futuristic and the structure divides into two similar steel arches, the triangular peak looks like a spaceship. This is the worl of Santiago Calatrava who has won numerous awards. He was the one who designed the 2004 Olympics sports complex in Athens and Valencia’s controversial City of Arts and Sciences,
Terminal Four at Madrid Barajas Airport
A look at the laminated bamboo strips at the interior and exterior ceilings of Barajas Airport’s Terminal Four is just amazing. The designer is a London based architectural firm called Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The design has won the prestigious Stirling Prize for architecture. This is the only airport to have won this award.
These airports have become sort of tourist sites to travelers. While the flight may be delayed or visitors are anxious to meet their loved ones, these edifices have become something to keep hopes alive.
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