Tiruchirappalli International Airport, New Terminal
The design for Tiruchirappalli Airport creates a powerful architectural symbol for the state of Tamil Nadu
The design for Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) International Airport 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 striking and 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.
Climatic constraints, local customs and specific Indian security processes have been considered and are reflected in the aesthetic, planning and structural solutions.
The scheme, which aims to achieve a GRIHA Four Star rating, utilises renewable energy measures such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels.
The 75,000m² new terminal facility will accommodate both international and domestic flights for over 3.5 million passengers each year.
Client. Airports Authority of India, Egis
Location. Tiruchirappalli, India
LEAF Awards 2019, Best Future Building Under Construction, Finalist
World Architecture News Awards 2018, Transport - Future Projects, Finalist