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Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3 Winning Proposal / Woodhead

Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3 Winning Proposal / Woodhead
Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3 Winning Proposal / Woodhead, Courtesy of Woodhead
Courtesy of Woodhead

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.

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Courtesy of Woodhead

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.

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Courtesy of Woodhead

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. 

Courtesy of Woodhead
Courtesy of Woodhead

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.

Courtesy of Woodhead
Courtesy of Woodhead

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.

Architects: Woodhead
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Total Project Size: 380,000m2
Date of Completion: Design Development – due for completion end 2015

Cite: Alison Furuto. "Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3 Winning Proposal / Woodhead" 24 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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qaulan · December 12, 2014

Jauh lebih baik daripada terminal 1& 2 yang dulu, karena arsitekturnya masih ketinggalan jaman, dan beton pun cenderung sangat terlihat. Memberikan kesan kusam. Lain dengan yg ini. Sangat modern! Semoga bisa cepat selesai prosesnya

M Nur Hambali · February 10, 2015 01:37 PM

T1 dan T2 menurut saya unik, sangat flourish, sentuhan tradisional joglonya sangat terasa. Hanya saja karena memang dibangun tahun 1985&1992 makanya agak ketinggalan jaman. tapi saya suka kok. di jamannya menurut saya Terminal ini sangat bagus.

Masalahnya cuma satu: over crowded.

Josh Edwin · December 06, 2013

jauh lebih baik daripada t3 saat ini.sayang kurang unsur indonesianya. seharusnya setiap terminal merepresentasikan desain dari seluruh indonesia, seperti t1 & t2. tapi kalau dilihat dari sisi artistiknya, bangunan ini sangatlah bagus..sangat berguna untuk inspirasi2 desain kedepannya. akhir kata termninal 1 dan 2 karya Paul Andreu tetaplah yg terbaik. sayang kurang perawatan.

go design · December 06, 2013

jauh lebih baik dibanding T3 yg sekarang ini. sayang sedikit sekali unsur indonesianya. Seharusnya konsepnya harus sama dengan T1 & T2 sekarang ini. mungkin memang konsepnya mengarah ke modern

deejay · September 09, 2013

Renderings sometimes fool us, so don't judge until we see more. And who knows if local firms bid for the project too? I can't wait to see it when it's completely built.

1234 · May 22, 2013

that's the point man, you SHOULD care :)

Hafiz · May 17, 2013

I love it! absolutely! I don't care actually who is the designer, the point is, the design it self! I think, the design quite represent Indonesia, especially Jakarta where modern it is all about!

hendra · April 27, 2013

tidak ada unsur indonesianya di design.... bad design

jahe · April 27, 2013

mengecewakan. bandara Indonesia, yg mendisain biro asing, hasilnya tidak 'internasional' pula

ico · April 25, 2013

Biasa aja, efek 3D rendering aja..(not bad, just rendering image make it better)


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