SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal 1

The new airport terminal in Mumbai with the characteristic concrete cells canopy, designed by American firm SOM, is completed.

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SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal (6)

 

From SOM architects: Ten years ago, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport welcomed six million passengers per year through its gates; today it serves nearly five times that number. With the city’s emergence as India’s financial capital and the country’s rapidly expanding and economically mobile middle class, the existing airport infrastructure proved unable to support the growing volume of domestic and global traffic, resulting in frequent delays. By orchestrating the complex web of passengers and planes into a design that feels intuitive and responds to the region’s rocketing growth, the new Terminal 2 asserts the airport’s place as a preeminent gateway to India.

SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal (5)

SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal (4)



SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal (3)

SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal (2)

SOM completes Mumbai airport terminal (1)

 

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