Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Greenfield Terminal
The design for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport creates the largest single-terminal aviation hub in East Africa
To cater for unprecedented increases in passenger growth forecasts, the Kenya Airports Authority commissioned Pascall+Watson to design a new, greenfield terminal complex. The brief called for a scheme that would provide a bold statement of national identity and could be constructed within a very short time-frame.
Our masterplan for the project facilitates incremental growth in discrete and efficient construction phases; a response to the planned progressive expansion of Kenya Airways as well as local, domestic carriers.
Taking its inspiration from the indigenous acacia tree, a striking roof canopy joins the main concourse to the piers, creating intuitive directional flows through the building.
Sensitively designed landscaping respects the local setting, minimising the visual impact of the scheme. To take full advantage of Nairobi’s relatively benign climate, carefully considered green spaces are juxtaposed with sheltered public dwell areas delivering a calm and comfortable environment for the traveller within a highly efficient terminal building.
Client. Kenya Airports Authority
Value. USD 511m
Location. Nairobi, Kenya