King Abdulaziz International Airport, New Terminal
One of the largest airports in the world creates a strategic international hub for the city of Jeddah
The realisation of the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia represents one of the most significant greenfield airport developments in recent years. To cater for the ever-increasing demand in air travel, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) determined the need for a new airport located between the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Following a detailed due diligence review of early conceptual studies, Pascall+Watson undertook an extensive re-design exercise, subsequently progressing the scheme through the detailed design and construction stages.
Eventually catering for up to 80 million passengers per year, the 810,000m² first phase of the scheme has firmly established itself as a major Middle Eastern transport hub.
The design of the building envelope has a strong conceptual form, with sweeping, curving lines and a cross-over structure resembling the crossing swords of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national emblem.
Value. AED 24bn
Location. Jeddah, KSA