Global consultancy One Works has been appointed to design the refurbishment and extension of Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport in northern Italy.
The passenger terminal project will involve the construction of a new 5,500m2 (59,200ft2) three-story building, as well as the extensive restyling of the existing building, with a particular focus on the entrance hall and boarding areas. The project also involves the preparation of a new baggage handling system.
To be completed within 36 months, the extension will offer staff and passengers departing from Cristoforo Colombo a much-improved experience, thanks to a 50% increase in security checkpoints and the inclusion of new retail and food areas.
The primary objective will be to deliver a new design that enables the airport to increase capacity in line with the expected passenger traffic, while improving operational efficiency and raising quality standards throughout the airport.
The new building will be east of the existing terminal. Its façades will feature large glazed surfaces, while the interior spaces have been designed to let natural light into much of the airport.
“Thanks to this project, we will have an airport not only more modern and welcoming, but also more easily accessible, for the benefit of companies, tourists, cruise passengers and of course the Ligurian citizens,” said Giovanni Toti, president of the Liguria Region.