Woods Bagot’s Baku airport project takes shape

Architecture practice has revealed that construction work is well underway on its airport terminal project in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Together with Buro Happold the firm is rebuilding and extending the principal facilities across Heydar Aliyev International Airport, including a brand new terminal.

The airport is located approximately 30km north east of Baku on the outskirts of the city and the project will triple the capacity of the airport.

Arup worked with Azerbaijan Airlines to develop the master plan and design concepts that form the basis for this project.

Woods Bagot has assembled an on-site team in Baku, will additional support from the Dubai and London studios, in response to the fast track construction programme.

Last November, Woods Bagot secured the first phase of the $600m expansion of Perth International Airport Terminal in Australia. The first phase is due to be completed by October 2012.

James Berry, director of aviation, Woods Bagot, said: “The major investment in new terminals in both Perth and Baku reflects the booming economies in these regions. In both cases it’s rewarding to be working with client teams who understand the value of good design and willing to make the investment necessary to deliver a world class passenger experience.”

Woods Bagot has been involved in over 35 major airports across the world including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Abu Dhabi, Moscow and Sydney.

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