Autoban (Heydar Aliyev) International Airport Bakou – Azerbaijan (Istanbul) Turkey

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Total area 65 000 m2
The Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku,
(code AITA : GYD, code OACI : UBBB)
Is a domestic and international airport serving the city of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. It was renamed 10 mars 2004 in honor of President Heydar Aliyev, and his IATA code has been changed: the container, it became GYD.
This is the correspondence platform
for the local company Azerbaijan Airlines.

Customer Azerbaijan Airways (SKIN)
Concept architectural ARUP
design of’ inside Autoban

The project team:

Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Caglar / Jennifer Long, Bilal Aydın, Kerem Ozerler, Hani Troudi, Zeynep Akten, Muge Cakir, Avni Plaster, Kerim Ozkan, Elif Özbay, Kutay Yorulmaz, Lean trust, Necmi Tığlı, Tolga Özen, Manacıoğl of Tolga, Christine Açıkgöz

financial management and’ business
Efe Aydar
Technical and structural design
MEP Buro Happold
Architectural consultant
Woods Bagot
Management of the entrepreneur
AzVirt LLC
Main contractor
Envelope design and construction
Waagner Biro
Airport facilities Specialist
Baggage handling system
Elevators and escalators
airbridges Jetway

Photography : Karem sanlıman

This superb is the first tollgate built many designed projects few Arup for the expansion of the Baku International Airport.

The airport is located 20 km northeast of Baku. It lies in the east, on the south shore of the peninsula Absheron, at the edge of the Caspian Sea.

Designed five types of cocoons,

from 305 square feet 3700 square feet,
20 feet 34 feet tall and 20 feet and 39 feet in diameter.

The cocoon structures include a lattice of curved wooden beams slotted together. Some types of cocoon leave the lattice structure exposed, which allows to see inside passerbys. Each cocoon took two weeks to Ankara, contractor based in Turkey MAPA building. Laminate, diamond-shaped wooden panels that create a woven appearance or form’ scales covered other types of cocoon; each closed cocoon took about three weeks to construire.Certaines forms sheathed in a narrow point at the top while d’ other are truncated at an angle.

The airport is the largest project to date
for partners Autoban Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çaglar.

We are interested in the experience in the design, creating a balance between the ornament and control, dit-Caglar. He and Özdemir and picked the precise reasons that appear in the terminal structure and ends in celebrating galore to make the space feel both comfortable and chic. "For the cocoons, »Didi Özdemir, "We played with natural materials and worked with artisans, but we also used CNC milling and laser cutting. "

The team used Rhino and AutoCAD to design the cocoons and 3DS Max to place the cocoons in the overall interior design. They printed a 3D model framework cocoons ABS-M30 i, a biocompatible, thermoplastic production quality, at 40: 610 or 0,065 ladder, better known as the designers to evaluate the visual and functional aspects of cocoons. Before construction began, Ankara, contractor based in Turkey Mapa built a scale model in Ankara.

architecture studio based in Istanbul

creates a wooden village to encourage wandering in a vast terminal.

The goal of the design aesthetic is to create spaces that are a pleasure to use, encourage relaxation and reduce stress. This is achieved by naturally lit spaces generously proportioned with internal and external views extended. The terminal will also offer luxury shopping and leisure.
The design includes a tapered front that gives the building a unique appearance. The innovative shape allows light of the facade and the roof to enter the space. Skylights are an integral part of the roof steel structure.

Arup is responsible for the design of a new facade for the existing international terminal. The work includes stripping the existing facade, adding insulation and replacing with a wire mesh front in harmony with the design of the new terminal.
The terminal design was greatly influenced by the vision and customer design ideas, M. Jahangir Askerov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines (SKIN). Bakou is a seismic zone, and the design uses a framework resistant system to allow seismic forces.

The terminal will have eight air bridges and is compatible with the Boeing 676.

The construction of this unique project began with the completion of the new entrance tollgate in October 2010. Most of the remaining construction should begin in early 2011 and end in 2013.

Reception and socio-economic transformations have inspired the practice of creating an interior that stands out from the airport with traditional typologies –

The new terminal at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan's capital Baku the country has an interior architecture and experiential design by Autoban. Having all the features of the experimental approach to multidisciplinary studio, genre-defying, contemporary interiors upset airport conventions of cavernous space and impersonal experience.

Inspired by the Azerbaijani hospitality, the award-winning Red Dot design Autoban covers all terminal passenger spaces, and includes custom wood cocoons strikes that create a sense of welcome and discovery, and opportunities to either meet or retirement.

terminal, custom furniture and lighting systems Autoban jostle typologies of’ airport, by opting for touch natural materials such as wood, stone and textiles, gently and warmly lit Cocoons – which vary in size and house a range of cafes, kiosks and other equipment – exist at the convergence of architecture and art, which creates a welcoming atmosphere, the fascinating landscape in the huge transportation hub that challenges expectations of the airport environment.

The studio also designed, designed and furnished four rooms for use exclusively in business class, extending the best of their knowledge – make hospitality to these premium passengers.

Now, covering 65.000 square meters, more than six million passengers a year should go through the airport, enjoying reflected, very functional and memorable gateway Autoban the country and in the Caucasus region.
Autoban has won the Red Dot for high design quality at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport est le Jury A + Winner in the categories Typology | Transport: category of airports.

Baku, Azerbaijan – A trip to the airport.


Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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