Usually there is an airport on the way to interesting places in different cities and countries, and it is particularly unremarkable. However, some airports are unique places, which coud become a final destination of your trip. I`ve picked the 10 most beautiful airports around the world with the original architecture and interior design. Enjoy!
Barajas Airport Terminal 4, Madrid, Spain
If you want sometime to walk under the rainbow, Barajas Airport in Madrid is the ideal place. Its colorful pylons in the terminal support intricately curved bamboo roof, welcoming the arriving and departing passengers in flight.
It is easy to navigate and do not get confused, because Barajas Airport is made quite straightforward. Annually, the airport serves about 35 million passengers.
Saint-Exupery Airport, Lyon, France
Externally, it is a beautiful building which reminds bird in flight with spread wings, in this regard, the author of the idea is similar to the TWA terminal architecture of the John F. Kennedy airport. The second of its name is Saint Exupery (Satolas), renamed the Saint-Exupéry airport in 2000 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous French writer and pilot. It is located 20 km from Lyon and serves 8.5 million passengers annually.
Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3, Beijing, China
Immense third terminal of Beijing airport was opened just before the 2008 Olympic Games. Its length is about 4 km, making it one of the largest buildings in the world. Terminal form should, according to the authors, be associated with the dragon, and the red and yellow zones do not only add variety to the snow-white interior, but also help passengers navigate the space. Disposition of the building is designed in such a way that all travelers upon arrival get into a great hall, which is the gateway to China.
Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay
New Carrasco airport terminal was opened in 2009. Externally, the building looks like an elegant low arch, in the evening perfectly complemented by a bright backlightning. Inside the passenger meets the big, filled with sunlight room. The upper floor deck offers a beautiful view of the runways.
Denver International Airport, Denver, USA
The original building can be found far away in its snow-white roofs in the form of lodges, looking like a giant settlement of Indians. Especially beautiful airport looks out of the plane when it lands in the east side of the airport. Occupying an area of 140 km2, it is the largest in the United States and the second largest in the world (in the first place there is King Fahd Airport in Saudi Arabia, 250 km2).
Incheon International Airport, Incheon, South Korea
Besides the beauty of the building and operation of reasonableness, Incheon Airport also displays the features of South Korean culture. The front part of the roof mimics the traditional Korean temple, and in the arrival hall built ancient Korean artifacts. Built in 2001, it carries modern details: futuristic railway station in the terminal looks like the distant future. On the territory there are two parks, which can be a good idea to walk and relax.
Marrakech Airport, Marrakech, Morocco
Erected in 2008, white Airport Marrakech combines modern and traditional Islamic architecture. Massive reinforced diamond-shaped openings in the walls harmoniously facilitated Arabic patterns on glass inserts create a beautiful shade inside the terminal. Building feature is 72 solar cells in the form of pyramids on the roof, generating electricity for the needs of the building.
Dubai International Airport, Dubai, UAE
Travelers staying at Dubai, meets a forest of palm trees right in the terminal building – unusual, but beautiful. In general, this place is an important transportation hub in the Middle East and Africa, servicing over 50 million passengers a year. Outside rounded canopies over the entrance to perfectly complement the overall look of this modern airport.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Draft Kuala Lumpur International Airport looks very thoughtful to the smallest detail. It was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, in collaboration with the Malaysian company. Beautiful three-dimensional geometric shapes on the ceiling supported by elongated colored columns, expanding to the bottom. Lighting gives airport a special character.
John F. Kennedy Airport, TWA Terminal, New York, USA
The construction is designed in the form of a huge bird with spread wings ready to landing. The interior of the building is unusual, it bends and transitions evoke a romantic mood. Here technologies that later became standard in all airports of the world were invented and implemented. For example, closed transitions to a “tube” are out of the plane at the airport, luggage belts, electronic scoreboard with a schedule flight departures and arrivals.