MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10243 posts, RR: 40 Posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
A friend emailed me about the new Kuwait International Airport.
Beautiful contemporary architecture project with hints of traditional islamic style. The buildings look airy with a lot of light. A nice layout in the Kuwaiti desert. It will be interesting to see from up in the air.
If anyone knows more about this project... when they are planning to open this new airport? I will be happy to visit after it is completed. I always loved flying into brand new international airports.
SSPhoenix From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 91 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
Quite a beautiful rendering I must say - the thing I find with new airports is that they are all too stark, clinical and cold ... it's nice to see some arabian architecture being fused with modern design in a tasteful manner.
Now the big question is .... Will it be A380 ready?!
BHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1284 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 1): This is a planned new terminal at the south end of KWI. It's designed by Foster.
Certainly well overdue, as Kuwait is absolutely jammed during the 10pm-2am timeframe, with flights to the Indian Subcontinent, GCC and European flights all departing during this time.
But the project itself certainly looks very ambitious, as they will be literally starting from scratch with this new facility versus trying to expand the current terminal. It looks like it can be done in phases, with the more southern of the two buildings being constructed first, and the second as traffic warrants.
Semaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 769 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
Quoting SSPhoenix (Reply 4): Now the big question is .... Will it be A380 ready?!
Judging from the pictures KU is going to have some. Oh well every airport sketch these days has A380 imprint.
But seriously, building a new international airport these days without considering A380-readiness is just plain foolish, so I think this question answers itself easily.
I like the design. Judging from those pictures, it seeme like the ceiling is incredibly high and the whole building is massively hughe! Don't know if that would be a good way to go, after all it's just costs costs costs. Nevertheless, beatiful design, good mixture of Orient and Oxident.
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777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5192 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 10): She got new information and she shared it with us.
Do you have better info about it?
Thank you MadameConcorde.
Are you ok? i was adressing her, and did you not read the part where she is excited enough about it to seem like its already being built and be useable in a couple of years time, also I post an LOL at the end of my comment do you know what it stands for?
As for my 1970s comment I did not mean it in a bad sense, its just that such architecture started making its way into the Gulf back then, atleast interior wise.
SOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 17 Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
Quoting 777way (Reply 18): Are you ok? i was adressing her, and did you not read the part where she is excited enough about it to seem like its already being built and be useable in a couple of years time, also I post an LOL at the end of my comment do you know what it stands for?
Yes i am fine and stand with my response.
This is a free forum as long as we stay within the rules of A.Net i see nothing to make you upset.
Quoting 777way (Reply 18): As for my 1970s comment I did not mean it in a bad sense, its just that such architecture started making its way into the Gulf back then, atleast interior wise.
The interiors might be similar but it takes into considaration the hot weather in the area and high ceilings is a way to make terminals cooler.
lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 10685 posts, RR: 100 Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
First, a very interesting airport. I like the planned layout; even if it looks like a speakerphone.
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 20): It would probably be better if they stopped referring to it as KIA.
Agreed. KIA is another airport. The IATA code is KWI. When I read this thread, I started searching for the KIA airport and was surprised to be directed to: Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Another in New Guinea... Amusing and not a big deal...
They reused the Beijing T3 masterplan for this terminal, which itself was evolved from Hong Kong. The trees have been changed from steel to what looks like concrete. The trick here might be how to let enough light in without heating the inside too much.