Author: Tabita Diela | Friday, March 22, 2013 | 11:18 pm
This airport roof canopy consists of a series of thin concrete dome that provides shade for the facade. Poles spread in the new airport terminal's interior. Dome seemed to spread from the poles that support it.
KOMPAS.com - Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, Thursday (21/03/2013) local time, officially opened. The airport is the result of Foster + Partners design featuring a unique solution to make this airport has the possibility of expansion in the future expansion of 6 percent per year.
Over the next 25 years, the airport's capacity to grow from 3.5 million passengers to 12 million passengers per year in 2030. In reaction to climate Amman, which is very striking difference in temperature between day and night, the building was constructed using concrete. Material is considered to provide passive environmental control.
This airport roof canopy consists of a series of thin concrete dome that provides shade for the facade. Poles spread in the new airport terminal's interior. Dome seemed to spread from the poles that support it, as if imitating the leaves of a palm tree desert.
Geometrical patterns derived from traditional Islamic style used in the construction. Complex geometry of the roof shells, and making strategy developed jointly by Foster + Partners with specialist in-house geometry.
Two departure gate piers on either side of the main building, which contains the main process areas and shops, a place to relax, as well as restaurants. Among this volume, there is an open courtyard.
Features of vernacular architecture in the region are contributing to the state of the terminal environment. Plants and trees help filter pollutants and air conditioning before "pulled" into the air conditioning system.
All parts of this terminal has glass windows on all sides to show the orientation of the plane and help provide locations for passengers. Horizontal grating on the glass facade shade from direct sunlight, reducing glare. Louvres are concentrated in the more open areas close to the poles.
Part of the airport is also using a variety of local natural materials. Concrete structures incorporating local gravel to reduce maintenance requirements and embodied energy of materials, and the harmonization with the natural feel of the local sand.
Design of this airport is an echo of the local architecture. Concerning not only the construction, but also the setting.
At the airport there are open areas with plenty of seating. In these places, the people can come together, said goodbye or greet relatives after traveling far.
"Queen Alia International Airport has become a tremendous project. Amman Airport has transformed into an ideal liaison while offering economic growth through regional Atar relationship," said Mouzhan Majidi, Chief Executive of Foster + Partners.
According to him, the new terminal building is efficient in terms of the use of technology. Queen Alia airport will accommodate the expansion phase and provides a dynamic symbol for Jordan.
"Our participation from the design stage, assist in the selection of the operator, and through the detailed design process, as well as work at the site has involved a team of specialists in-house us, from architects to climate analyst, planning and specialist space geometry. Glad to see the results of this work , "Majidi said.
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