“The development will help us retain Suvarnabhumi’s strategic position as one of the leading air hubs in Southeast Asia, contributing to the development of the global aviation industry and Thailand’s economy.”
The four-level concourse building will accommodate up to 15 million annual passengers and have 28 aircraft contact gates, eight of which will serve Code F A380 aircrafts. A new underground automated people mover and baggage handling system connects the building to the main terminal.
A barrel-vaulted section and alternating bands of glass and solid material in the new midfield concourse blend the interior with the spatial quality of the main terminal.
The concourse’s metal-clad standing seam roof is supported by a simple arched beam and tree column structure. This is more economical, energy efficient and easier to maintain than the existing terminal’s roof, which is made up of tensile fabric and exposed arched trusses.
In contrast to the existing terminal, the interior of the new concourse is modern but balanced with subtle cultural references that provide a sense of “Thai-ness.” The ceiling is made up of crisscrossing arched ribs infilled with timber-colored slats. The resulting diamond-patterned ceiling recalls traditional silk cloth patterns and regional basket weaving textures. Interior gardens remind travelers of Thailand’s tropical nature while drawing greenery and natural light deep into the concourse.
2.325 million sq. ft. / 216,000 sq. m.