Design team chosen for India’s greenest airport

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Grimshaw has won an international design competition for the new passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport, as part of a design team including Nordic – Office of Architecture, Haptic and Indian consultancy STUP.

The winning design for Delhi Noida International Airport balances passenger comfort with sustainability and a timeless design with flexibility for future needs. The concept creates a future airport city with green spaces inside and around the building and flexible expansion options with the capacity to serve 30 million passengers per year.

Grimshaw partner Andrew Thomas said, “This new visionary airport is vital to the rapid and continued economic development of the Delhi region and we look forward to working with Nordic and Haptic again, drawing on our past experience from Istanbul Airport to create a truly sustainable and innovative new terminal. Our design will provide the best possible experience for passengers and staff while focusing on the key issues in aviation today, such as passenger flow, digital services and rigorous carbon minimization targets.”

The project aspires to achieve LEED Gold standard and to operate at carbon net zero. Design proposals include an internal landscaped courtyard deep within the terminal plan delivering ventilation, daylight and an enhanced passenger experience. Externally, a new landscaped forecourt will create a regional destination for the public, staff and passengers, with an unforgettable sense of place.

Once complete, Delhi Noida International Airport will serve the fast-developing industrial region between Delhi and Agra, and its investment will support the governments of India and Uttar Pradesh through infrastructure development and job creation.

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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