Woodhead recently won the commission against three other international design, engineering and contractor teams to be the lead designer of architecture and interiors for the new 380,000m2, 25 million passenger Terminal 3 at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. The terminal is for Garuda’s expanding international and domestic fleet of aircraft and is a model of efficiency and comfort overlaid with the curation of Indonesia’s unique cultural and environmental experiences for passengers. Construction is due to be completed and the new terminal building fully operational by the close of 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Angkasa Pura 2, the ultimate client, described their desire to send a message to the world of Indonesia’s technological, political and cultural aspirations and evolution through the design of Terminal 3. An underlying message of national unity and a celebration of Indonesia’s cultural diversity draws upon many of the award-winning attributes of the existing T1 and T2 buildings and reinterprets these influences in a contemporary terminal building.
Everywhere people are challenged to express their local and regional cultural identity and engage with an increasingly globalised world. In the design of contemporary airports, we need to look deeper when preparing an authentic cultural interpretation for the future that addresses the airport’s civic function.
The concept for the interiors seeks to integrate artwork and cultural references into the structure and materials. A further expression of cultural diversity unified into one gigantic work of art.
There is a transformation from roof and columns to an integrated sculptural form, merging landscape with the composition of the building in an expression of balance between human activity and the natural world.
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Total Project Size: 380,000m2
Date of Completion: Design Development – due for completion end 2015