Pascall+Watson showcases Tiruchirappalli International Airport’s new terminal

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With the construction of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) International Airport’s new terminal now more than 40% complete and scheduled to open by March 2022, Pascall+Watson has released a video highlighting its design for the striking new building, which will create a powerful architectural symbol for the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Pascall+Watson’s concept fuses references from the city’s local heritage and culture with a contemporary palette of materials to create a unique sense of place and identity. The expressive roof form and multi-layered facade take inspiration from the geometry, textures and colours of Trichy’s traditional temple architecture.

Generous natural light and lush landscaped gardens bring a calming backdrop to the expansive forecourt and arrivals concourse, which lead to the streamlined passenger processing facilities and departures lounge.

The scheme, which aims to achieve a GRIHA Council Four Star rating, utilizes renewable energy measures such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels.

To read more on the project, please visit https://www.pascalls.co.uk/work/aviation/tiruchirappalli-international-airport-new-terminal/ 

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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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