Rome Fiumicino Airport, MasterplanAeroporti di Roma

Pascall+Watson and URS won an international competition and completed the 2044 masterplan of Rome Fiumicino Airport to increase the capacity to over 80 million passengers per annum.

The masterplan focuses on developing the area to the north of the existing airport and includes two additional runways (making a total of five), new independent road and rail access, a single large passenger terminal, an airport city and associated landside commercial development together with the full range of traditional airport facilities.

The new passenger terminal is designed to handle 48 million passengers per annum with an initial capacity, at opening, of 35 million passengers per annum. Following extensive benchmarking and detailed analyses the optimal configuration for the terminal was determined to be an H configuration comprising four piers: two dedicated to the Schengen traffic, one dedicated to Non-Schengen and one fully flexible.

The new landside campus was developed along a green spine which connects the green lands in the north with the heart of the landside in front of the passenger terminal where pleasure gardens are located. A dedicated ground transportation centre connects rail, landside APM, bus station, car parks, hotels and offices with the passenger terminal delivering a true modal interchange.

The masterplan included a comprehensive environmental plan with many improvements and benefits proposed well beyond the airport boundary. The new facilities provide a modern, efficient and easy to use environment with a superb and memorable passenger experience.

Value: €4bn