This airport in NE India will be blended in Greek and Japanese designs
The state-of-the-art integrated passenger terminal coming up at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport here will have designs inspired by Greek mythology and the Japanese art of Origami.
“The design of the terminal building is inspired by Icarus, the Greek mythological figure, one of the earliest inspirations of human flight. The airport roof is styled using the art of Origami. The design is an ode to human endeavour, craft and innovation,” a statement from Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.
The façade of the terminal will reflect the same language of Origami in certain parts owing to the need of solid wall surfaces.
Meanwhile, AAI claimed to have completed more than 38 percent construction work with the terminal set to be ready by June 2022.
AAI had undertaken the work for construction of the terminal building at a cost of Rs1232 crore in April 2018 to meet the futuristic demands of Guwahati and add to the infrastructural development of the expanding city.
The biggest and busiest international airport of North-eastern India, the LGBI airport currently handles over six million passengers annually. The airport also has connectivity with South East Asia.
“The terminal will handle 4300 domestic and 200 international passengers during peak hours and about 10 million passengers annually. Equipped with 64 check-in counters, 20 self check-in kiosks, six baggage carousels, in-line baggage security screening system and 10 aero bridges, the terminal will be an energy efficient building,” an official statement said.
With a total built-up area of 1, 02,500 sqm, the terminal will have two levels, arrival at the lower/apron level and departure at the upper level.
In addition to these two primary floors, there will be two more floors; a mezzanine between the two levels, part of which will serve as the air-side arrival corridor for passengers alighting from the boarding bridges.
The other part of the mezzanine will act as a service floor for the baggage handling system used for outbound baggage.