Lublin International Airport by Are

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Warsaw-based architects Are have designed a new terminal building for Lublin International Airport in Poland.

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The airport extension and renovation was designed in collaboration with Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas in Poland and Spain, and Polconsult.

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The project is due for construction in 2012.

The following is from Are:

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Competition for the renovation of the Lublin International Airport in Poland - First prize.

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Description:

These days airports have become the showcase for a city or region, emerged as gates to local realities. Dynamism and frankness of Lublin region were the issues to express during the design process.

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We gained inspiration from aero-dynamic solutions for airplanes and disposition of air currents on the competition site. These were taken under consideration during the design process and emerged as an elegant pillow-like structure.

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We placed the first phase of airport buildings along the planned runway lane to create a stripe of buildings. On the perpendicular axis of the stripe we placed a central component of the design - Terminal building. The railway station, connecting the terminal with the city, was designed as a part of the terminal itself with the access situated on the extension of the lateral axis.

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Such an arrangement provided a logical division of circulation around the terminal to the arrival and departure zones with the railway placed in between. It also allowed distribution of all required functions on a single level.

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Parallel situation of buildings and the runway allows the future expansion of the terminal and the airport itself.

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Road access to the Terminal is provided with two one-way road junctions serving separately the arrival and departure zones.

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The main high capacity building is the terminal building. It was designed as a three-wing hall containing both functional zones: the airside zone, enclosing luggage sorting plant, waiting rooms and luggage claim hall with all accompanying rooms as well as the landside zone enclosing check-ins, railway station and commercial facilities like airline offices and gastronomy etc.

Sizes and parameters for the Terminal were assumed in accordance with IATA guidelines and counted for the capacity of 1 million passengers for the first stage and 3,2 million passengers terminally.

Lublin Airport
CLIENT/DEVELOPER: Port Lotniczy Lublin S.A.
LOCATION: Lublin, Poland
AREA: TERMINAL: 17.345 mq
CONTROL TOWER: 2.114 mq
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING: 901 mq
PROGRAMME: airport renovation and expansion

Design team (Polish-Spanish consortium):

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.
ARE Sp. z o.o.
SENER Sp. z o.o.
POLCONSULT Sp. z o.o.

Design team members:

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.
(technical coordination, airport master plan, functional project of terminal, calculate of buildings area and number of parking places)

inż. lotn. Francisco José Rodriguéz Angelina
mgr inż. Karol Cichecki
inż. lotn. Fernando Mosquera Martinez
inż. lotn. Gorka Agustín González Iraeta
inż. lotn. Pablo Querol Suquia
inż. lotn. Nestor Matabuena Durango

ARE Sp. z o.o.
(architectural design of the terminal building, flight control tower, administration building and airport maintenance facility building, graphical presentation)

arch. Jakub Wacławek
arch. Grzegorz Stiasny

arch. Tomasz Starczewski
arch. Adam Kluczek
arch. Krystyna Godlewska
arch. Aleksander Krauze
arch. Izabela Bartosik
arch. Bartosz Świniarski
arch. Maksym Tkacz
tech. arch. Rafał Lichota

SENER Sp. z o.o.
(parking and airport circulation system, coordination of work)

mgr inż. Piotr Szczepański
inż. lotn. Lope Seco González
arch. Marcin Tomaszewski
mgr inż. Piotr Rebajn
mgr inż. Bernard Kendra
mgr inż. Tomasz Gutkowski
mgr inż. Jacek Chamioło

POLCONSULT Sp. z o. o.
(runway infrastructure)

mgr inż. Ryszard Zaremba
arch. Janusz Stanisław Targowski
mgr inż. Zygmunt Kulesza

  • MKK

    Simply beautiful…
    One of the nicest airport designs i’ve seen an ages.

    M

  • Justin

    This is an appealing design, that echoes the streamlined design that’s become almost a necessity for airport design (Hong Kong International Airport, Charles De Gaul’s newest terminal, etc).

    While air travel is a sign of modern times, rising fuel prices make it increasingly less possible for people to travel by air. The changing nature of air travel could very well render this design irrelevant sooner than one might expect.

    As such, should we really be designing airports with the typical futuristic aesthetic exhibited here?

  • http://everydayarchitecture.blog.com Joaquin

    How come I think it looks like Mr. Fuksas’s recent airport design competition?

  • cpcp

    yes.
    like the form a lot
    nice expansion plan too.

    but where is the control tower??

    justin – to be honest i would say, in this day and age, the bigger challenge is in designing an airport that aids security measures but reduces the need for their interference in departure/arrival (whilst still maintaining a high level of security throughout the journey).
    Plus, numbers of flights per year are still rising steadily, and the introduction and settlement of low cost airlines into the air travel market will continue to provide travel for most budgets.

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  • iamreply

    great drawings. clean. i like it. looks a little like a bathroom appliance but other than that…congrats!

  • http://mychlewicz.blogspot.com Monika

    It’s greate that I can read on dezeen news about my country!
    And the project is also fantasic!

  • http://www.architectonica.ca dariusz

    very awesome..modern, minimal, elgant and simply beautiful! Not trying too hard.. Great project. can’t wait to visit!

  • spielberg

    amazing…
    Justin… you’re so boring… why are you always critcsing?

  • poster

    cool but honestly when boarding on a plane I prefer the finger-access rather than walking in the rain/snow to hop on to the plane!!

  • marty

    modern, but only in the same way as saarinen did in washington and new york decades ago.
    its still nice though.

  • Justin

    Spielberg, this is the first comment I’ve ever left on DeZeen, so I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

    Nor was I criticizing the design- just asking a question, to which cpcp had an interesting and useful response. Yours…not so much.

  • Lite

    Don’t worry Justin, some of them are just too narrow-minded to argue anything further than the desgin shape itself.

    As for me, i totally agree with your first comment.
    The design, i find it nice but there might be a problem with the access to the planes, indeed.
    After all it also seems to me as a mix between fuksas’ exterior with foster’s interior in beijing

  • roman

    well, for me it is a small version of foster Bejing (plan+roof) and fuksas (architecture generally), but still nicely sampled :)

  • yung

    wow

  • yung

    I think airports also act as a place to impress visitors, as first impression of a country. that’s worth a country fighting for.

  • spielberg

    Puta Madre!!!
    Ok Justin Timberlake… I miss undertood your comment…

  • martin r

    I really like this.. simple and elegant forms – I can imagine it would be a calm place, considering it would be a major airport.

  • Borges

    Well I think that Poland is quite cold in winter, so where are the fingers? People will walk in the snow to take a plane?

  • mr p

    ta da its the i-port!

  • norman foster’s auntie

    a very beautiful building, i must say

  • bartosz

    The fingers weren’t included in the competition briefing therefore they weren’t designed. thx

  • doni- Bangladesh

    it is the most simple and smart design. I liked more than enough.

  • ronek

    CPCP – about the tower look at this visuals:
    http://a-ronet.pl/index.php?mod=nagroda&n_id=860

  • ewel

    what’s wrong in walking in the snow?:) but don’t worry, Polish winters are not hard anymore, dont think fingers are essential.

  • efrain

    quite a smart solution! and beautifully designed!

  • One

    Wonderful… the amountof reaction tell it all. Congraturation.

  • http://www.mateussz.blogspot.com mateussz

    Very good. How should the architecture. Simple, direct, linear. With the program well resolved, is not go wrong!

  • mofi

    I will be a great youth architect!

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  • Jose Tejada

    Would you mind sending me information of total cost or investment of the project.

    Thank you very much,

    Jose Tejada

  • Frederic

    Wonderfull, I’m looking forward to land in Lublin Airport to see this beautifull region…

  • http://Dezeen Turner V. O

    Very simple and minimalistic in approach yet nothing is lost in beauty.

    It has presence will not quickly loose appeal.
    But, where is the control tower or by 2012 we will not need ‘em any more?

  • Alex

    I am from Lublin and this winter the temerature dropped to -30 degrees and in some places there was a meter of snow so I think some passangers will be bothered to get off directly from the plane to the freezing cold.

    Another question is WHEN it is going to be built, because as far I know nothing has been started yet. I am the first in need for this airport, the trip by plane from where I live now to Warsaw takes less time than to get from Warsaw to Lublin. This is just unacceptable! Lublin is one of the biggest cities in the East of Poland, how long are we supposed to wait for a international airport!?! I really do not care about the design as long as it is finally constructed!

  • M.

    Wonderfull!

  • matt

    i think its very nice as it is a small airport (i realy like small airports this one is realy good one i like it )

  • http://www.facebook.com/Paulina.Paalama Ina Paalama

    SWEET design!

    This is THE Air Port I was waiting for !