Architects Pascall+Watson and Populous have collaborated to create a new vision for Kansai International Airport’s Terminal 1.
The scheme reimagines the Japanese terminal’s layout to improve operational efficiency, relocating domestic functions and expanding the international departures area by 60%.
Consolidation of the international passenger processing facilities will ensure a seamless and intuitive journey, according to London practice Pascall+Watson.
Experiential retail environments and the adoption of modern Japanese design references will create a unique and inspirational experience for the millions of locals and visitors to the region.
The phased redevelopment will enable the terminal to remain fully operational and is scheduled to be completed by 2025, in readiness for the Osaka Expo of the same year.