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TAG Farnborough Airport / 3DReid Architects

  • Architects: 3DReid Architects
  • Location: Farnborough, Orpington, Greater London BR6, UK
  • Architect: 3DReid Architects
  • Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Quantity Surveyor: Cyril Sweett
  • Landscape Architect: Lovejoy
  • Structural Steelwork: Rowecord Engineering
  • External Cladding: Mero
  • Glazing: Compass Glass
  • Contractor: TAG Construction Management
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Unknown photographer

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3DReid Architects designed the new TAG Farnborough Airport as being exclusively the premier private/business airport in Europe. Consequently, Farnborough Airport was the UK's first airfield and home to the country's first powered flight in 1908. The roughly $16M project is the operational and administrative center of the airport and also provides conference facilities for business travelers.

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The new addition is the third in a series of buildings designed for the larger masterplan of the airport. The site is home to the world famous air show in Farnborough, through this new addition 3DReid builds a theatrical backdrop with the housing of the new 5,000sqm building and its two-story office and operations function.

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3DReid's aim was to create a building, which picks up on and reflects the technology and beauty of the aircraft.

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The main atrium is a 3 dimensional oval bowl pace that appears to peel away from the external skin of the building. This complex space is the heart of the building and provides a processional circulation route for all passenger facilities, offices and operations areas. Its sculptural nature creates an open, fluid and welcoming introduction to TAG Aviation’s service.

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The project has been given a RIBA Award.

Site Plan
Site Plan

3DReid is the merger of REID architecture with 3D Architects in the summer of 2007. The resultant combination of both successful organisations is a practice which can provide a high level of expertise and service to its clients across a wide range of sectors.

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