Airports as Destinations

AIRPORT OF FUTURE
Share this article: FacebooktwitterlinkedinFacebooktwitterlinkedin

Started as purely functional

Architects added design and planners added purposes

Two new airports offer their interiors a destinations

Historically airports have been characterized in FAA terms–commercial service, primary, cargo service, reliever, and general aviation airports. Traditional architects thought of these municipal infrastructures in very functional terms.

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps missing iterations in the evolution of this architecture development, great architects have tried their Frank Lloyd Wright pencils to add some beauty to the traditional box form:

 

More recently the designs tended to fit several different themes:

Shopping center

 

 

Maximized hub connections:

Introduction to a Vacation Destination:

Two stupendous new airports have defined these buildings as destinations, in and of themselves; places in which one is tempted to linger and enjoy just to revel at the wondrous features:

We went inside Singapore airport’s new ‘Jewel.’ Here’s what we saw

SINGAPORE’S STUNNING EXPANSION OF CHANGI AIRPORT IS REDEFINING WHAT AN AIRPORT IS

Click on the links for more descriptive text, feast your eyes on these images:

 

video tour

 


Inside “Starfish”, World’s Largest And Busiest Airport Built By China

 

Interesting enough to get on a plane and fly 14 hours to visit—maybe not!! But they are incredible.

Share this article: FacebooktwitterlinkedinFacebooktwitterlinkedin

Be the first to comment on "Airports as Destinations"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.