Florianópolis International Airport / Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos

Florianópolis International Airport / Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos

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Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Lead Architects: Mario Biselli, Artur Katchborian
  • Coordination: Cassia Lopes Moral, Camila Bevilacqua de Toledo
  • Design Team: Marco Aurelio Toledo, Bruno Taiar, Victor Piza, Alexandre Biselli, Breno Quaioti, Karen Sato, Juliana Gea, Andreia Oshiro, Roberto Dionizio, Mariana Ginesi, Luiz Nogueira, Filipe Battazza, Daniel Agostinho, Thais Roman, Giovana Viveiros, Maria Carolina Giardino, Leonardo Kliss
  • Client: Zurich Airport
  • Structural Engineering: ENGSERJ
  • Environmental Comfort: Ca2
  • Acoustics: Modal Acústica
  • Electronics: Tecnifer
  • Brickwork: Addor
  • Frameworks: Crescêncio Petrucci
  • Visual Communication: 23 Sul
  • Lighting Design: Plinio Godoy
  • Contractor: Racional
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Text description provided by the architects. Florianópolis International Airport underwent a privatization process in 2017. As required by the current operator, a terminal with two operational levels (boarding and landing) and ten boarding bridges was designed. This new structure was installed to the south of the main runway - in a territory with no previous occupation - in order to allow the existing terminal, on the opposite side of the complex, to be deactivated. To enable its implementation, new accesses from the city and new parking areas were built, as well as new taxiways and a new apron area/ramp.

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Floor plan
Floor plan
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The program was then organized into two blocks making up a "T" shaped terminal. The processor block upholds the administrative areas and the landing and boarding lobbies - this last one with double height, without the intervention of pillars and with an inclined wall lined with freijó wood. The shape of this wall allows the passage of air conditioning pipes without disturbing the integrity of the lobby space. A large steel structure roof with a design inspired by aeronautical geometry gives this block its uniqueness. Zenith openings designed from subtractions and folds in the roof plane allow the entry of natural light. Its features were strategically positioned over the check-in counters and over the garden with native species of vegetation. The garden mediates the boarding curb - protected from the weather by the 17.5m overhang - to the interior of the processor. A vast plane of glass crosses this vegetation area and allows the Santa Catarina landscape to enter the terminal.

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Perspective section
Perspective section
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The connector block contains the departure lounges and baggage claim belts. The block is a long rectangular prism covered with corrugated metal sheets. The ten boarding bridges give rhythm to its predominantly horizontal facade. Glazed planes facing the runway enable passengers to watch take-offs and landings protected from the sun by an overhang that extends itself towards the airport ramp.

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Address: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Cite: "Florianópolis International Airport / Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos" [Aeroporto de Florianópolis – Terminal Internacional de Passageiros / Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos] 08 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933257/florianopolis-international-airport-biselli-katchborian-arquitetos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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