Winning Western Sydney Airport terminal design unveiled
The architectural team chosen to design the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport’s International Terminal has been announced, and has unveiled its winning design.
An architectural team consisting of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture in Sydney was selected as the winners of the terminal precinct design competition, following a competitive process which generated more than 40 design entrants.
To be considered for the design project, interested firms were required to have experience designing an airport of similar size and complexity to Western Sydney International in the past five years. The final decision on the winning design was made by a panel of some of Australia’s most renowned architects.
The winning concept passed a range of value-for-money and technical reviews before the final decision was made by a panel of some of Australia’s most renowned architects including Yvonne von Hartel, Peter Poulet and Kim Crestani.
The successful design focuses on the customer journey while paying tribute to the Western Sydney region and natural landscape. It passed a range of value-for-money and technical reviews.
“The brief was to design an airport that the people of Western Sydney can be proud of and provide a real sense of place that pays tribute to the natural landforms, history and features of Greater Sydney,” Western Sydney Airport CEO, Graham Millett, said.
“While the exterior of the terminal complements the natural landscape beautifully, we’ve always said that our focus was on the customer journey within the terminal and that really shines through in these concept designs.
“When passengers arrive, they’ll be greeted by a combination of landscaped gardens within in a grand public plaza that will offer a great choice of retail, dining and entertainment.
“When passengers enter the terminal they will be immersed in a uniquely Western Sydney International experience with soaring timber ceilings and stunning vertical gardens designed to provide an inviting and relaxing start to their journey.
“The layout of the terminal will come together with technology and outstanding customer service to give passengers a reliable, fun and stress-free airport experience.”
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