As one of the tallest structures in Mumbai, the 275-foot-high air traffic control (ATC) tower makes an iconic statement while serving as the airport’s control center. Its sleek curves and angularity evoke images of flight and the adventure of travel.
A master planning study ensured that the ATC tower would fit harmoniously into the site and be responsive to the surrounding buildings.
HOK collaborated with Arup on the project, which began as an international competition. The team used building information modeling to collaborate on the creation of a new landmark designed to the highest level of technical air traffic control requirements.
In addition to enhancing the aesthetics, the sloping skirts around the tower disrupt air flow and reduce wind-induced vibrations.
The tower’s interior environment is safe, efficient and comfortable. Controllers are equipped with the latest technology, including electronic flight strips, and have unobstructed views of the entire operations area.