Denver International Airport At first glance Denver looks like a modern architecture version of a bedouin encampment, something that you might see at an airport in the Arab Emirates. But the Teflon coated pyramid shaped tent canopies are references to the white capped mountains behind. The effect is great.
There are several conspiracy theories relating to the airport’s design and construction. Murals painted in the baggage claim area have been claimed to contain themes referring to future military oppression and a one-world government.
In the mid-1990s, Philip Schneider gave lectures about highly secretive government information concerning “deep underground military bases” that were constructed by the United States government, and said that one of these bases exists about two miles underneath the Denver International Airport. Author Alex Christopher claimed to have worked in the tunnels under the airport, and described what appeared to be vast holding areas for prisoners, strange nausea-inducing electromagnetic forces, and caverns big enough to drive trucks through, presumably to be filled with helpless political prisoners. Source:1,2
Madrid’s Barajas International Airport Terminal 4. The airport was first constructed in 1927, opening to national and international air traffic on April 22, 1931 and is the most important international and domestic gateway in Spain. Terminal 4, designed by Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers (winning them the 2006 Stirling Prize) was inaugurated on February 5, 2006. Barajas has the world’s largest single terminal area, with an area of more than one million square meters (11 million square feet). Consisting of a main building (T4) and satellite building (T4S), which are separated by approximately 2.5 km, the new terminal is meant to give passengers a stress-free start to their journey. This is managed through careful use of illumination, available by glass panes instead of walls and numerous domes in the roof which allow natural light to pass through Source
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Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest and busiest in Asia. Since 2006, it has been consecutively rated as the best airport in the world nd received the full 5-star ranking by Skytrax, the prestigious recognition shared only by Hong Kong International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport.
Although not all of the design of South Korea’s Incheon airport is that remarkable, the 22 floor high control tower with its giant hall underneath is extremely impressive.Source
Saarinen’s TWA terminal at JFK, designed by Eero Saarinen, it was sculpted as an abstract symbol of flight. It is considered one of the most architecturally distinguished airport terminal designs in the world
It was the first airport terminal to rise to the level of an undisputed architectural masterpiece. Not only is its design unsurpassed, today, it is also still laregly uncopied, despite it fame.Source
Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Situated 31 miles or about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Kisho Kurokawa’s new Kuala Lumpur airport synthesizes indigenous materials, forms and landscaping in an attempt to introduce diversity and complexity into a moribund typology.Looks like a disco, with all the reflections. Source
What makes Terminal 3 at Changi, which opened in 2008, interesting is that it marks a break from recent airport design, using rectilinear shapes and combining fabricated elements with natural textures .
Bilbao Airport. Calatrava sometimes produces beautiful engineering rather than beautiful architecture, the emphasis being on the aesthetics of the structure, rather than the space, but Bilbao Airport shows a competent mix of the two.This exciting architecture is design by the architect Santiago Calatrava. The investment is 43 million Euros($39million). It covers an area of 25, 000 square meters and will be able to handle up 3 million passenger per year.Source
San Francisco International (SFO). SFO’s billion dollar international terminal, which opened in 2000, is the largest international terminal in North America, and the largest building in the world built on baseisolators to protect against earthquakes.Source
Kansai International Airport. is an international airport located off the shore, in middle of the sea. It feels strange to land to it, because from plane windows, passengers can see only waves.
During 60′s Kansai region was losing trade to Tokyo, which had already good international connections. The original plan was to expand Osaka International Airport. But it could not be done, because it was already surrounded by tall buildings.
The airport has a single terminal, reputedly the longest building in the world at 1.7 kilometres from end to end. Source
Beijing Airport Terminal 3, was completed in February 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympics. This colossal expansion includes a third runway and another terminal for Beijing airport, and a rail link to the city-center. At its opening, It was the largest man made structure in the world in terms of area covered, and a major landmark in Beijing representing the growing and developing Chinese city.
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