Kuwait is all set to get a new airport and from the looks of it, the architects have designed it with eco-friendliness written all over. Foster + Partners unveiled the plans which will increase the airport capacity and apply an eco-friendly twist as well.
Foster + Partners is the same group that built Apple’s new campus. Among the features of the new Kuwait airport terminal include a trefoil plan with the departure gates to go with an aerodynamic-looking building. Glazed windows will help filter daylight and deflect the direct solar radiation while a canopy supported by concrete columns will shade public exterior spaces and entrances.
The baggage reclaim area will be surrounded by an indoor water feature, and the roof will be fitted with an expanse of photovoltaic panels to harvest the Sun’s energy. Overall, the airport will be able to accommodate 13 million passengers yearly going to and fro, whose numbers are expected to swell as the developmental stages continue to go.