“Its sleek curves and angularity easily evoke images of flight, conjuring romantic notions of modernity and the adventure of travel.”
As one of the tallest and most visible structures in Mumbai, the 275-foot-high air traffic control (ATC) tower makes an iconic statement in the city while serving as the airport’s control center.
The ATC tower supports Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport’s vision of being a world-class airport with the best possible facilities, infrastructure and management. Featuring three floors at the base and four at the top, it is designed to meet an array of complex traffic control requirements while remaining highly flexible for future needs.
Combining an architecturally dynamic form with the precise functional demands of an air traffic control tower, the design creates an interior environment that is safe, efficient and comfortable. Tower controllers are equipped with the latest technology, including electronic flight strips, and have unobstructed views of the entire operations area.
HOK collaborated with Arup on the project, which began as an international design competition. The team used building information modeling (BIM) to merge the requirements for the highest level of functionality with the desire to design a new landmark.
The airport also adopted HOK’s master planning study, which ensures that the ATC tower fits harmoniously into the site and is responsive to the surrounding buildings.
43,050 sq. ft. / 4,000 sq. m.
Design and Planning Services
Autodesk Hong Kong – BIM Award
Indian Concrete Institute – Outstanding Concrete Structure Award
Height of tower – nearly equivalent to a 30-story building
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