Wavy Shape New airport terminal in Riga on Haptic Architects

Passenger traffic at the airport of Riga is growing rapidly. This occurs, in particular, and by the development of the route network of AirBaltic , for which the terminal is home. That referred to the air carrier and will create a new terminal of the Riga airport.

The world is daily becoming less and less. Not for distances, of course, and on opportunities to overcome these thousands of miles away.Across the globe, from London to a small mountain town of Mestia Georgian , building new airports, new terminals in them. That will soon expand and air station in Riga. Call for Proposals of the new terminal in it recently won an architectural firm Haptic Architects. Overall, the contest was filed one hundred twenty-five applications from seventy countries.

The new terminal will have a wavy shape, which was conceived of the project developer must overlap with the hilly terrain of Latvia. The creation of this building will be used to the maximum natural elements – wood, stone. Moreover, not only for decoration, but also in supporting structures. roof of the terminal will have a set of transparent glass elements arranged in such a manner as to uniformly disperse the natural light on the inner rooms of the building.

As mentioned above, the new airport terminal in Riga will be used by the Latvian budget airline AirBaltic. Under the most optimistic estimates, in the future terminal will be able to serve fourteen million passengers a year.

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