Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Mumbai's Terminal 2 building opened in 2014 to accommodate the growing flow of the city's visitors. A gigantic roof canopy references the form of vernacular Indian pavilions and is the centerpiece of the design. In total, 30 mushrooming columns connect with the canopy overhead, in which the national bird of India is a blueprint-inspired pattern. SOM has also tried to honor the traditions of the curbside drop-off zone of local cultures, "It is designed for large parties with goodwill containing traditional Indian advent and departure ceremonies."
One of Asia's largest airports, Kuala Lumpur Airport, designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, includes a roof-top roofed roof of an Islamic style enclosed by huge pillars. The roof is reminiscent of a typical tree in the Malaysian rainforest, and the shines between the light leaves on the umbrella represent the filtered sun. Kurokawa’s “airport in the forest " designs shows how modern design shell-like roofs are made with attractive stainless steel and cultural traditions can be mixed together. The airport also has a range of prayer rooms.
Finished in 2008, the Terminal Extension of the Marrakech Menara Airport in Morocco, designed by the Swiss Architect E2A architecture, uses a grand facade which has become the hallmark of the airport. Light filters into space by 24 composed of space rhombuses and three triangles. Featuring white aluminum panels and stylized Islamic decoration designs, the structure brightens the terminal which varies according to the time of day. It is also an excellent example of how a contemporary building can incorporate traditional cultural motifs.
This small airport located in Kutaisi, Georgia was designed by the Dutch architect company UNStudio. The firm wants to help travelers make navigating to the airport, making a bright red corner to work “as a crossing-point and point of recognition". Large windows make light-filled interior with views of the Caucasus Mountains, and provides a meeting point for passengers such as a gold, timber-terminal framework. Architect Ben van Berkel invites the building with a large span, open spaces, and high ceilings a nod to the great railway stations of the past.
The first airport project, designed by the Romans-based architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, was built to show the new terminal at the 3-bedroom new terminal at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China. Three-level concise and the roof are wrapped in a white double-layer skin, which is perforated by a honeycomb-shaped metal and glass panel. This allows natural light to be filtered inside, and the Honeycomb pattern and futuristic white color is consistently throughout.