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Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru Terminal 1 Expansion

Bengaluru, India

The expansion of Terminal 1 repositioned South India’s busiest airport as an important international travel hub.

The structure creates a dramatic presence with an open, welcoming environment. An elegantly curved roof unifies the new and old facilities, creating a strong visual identity for the airport. The roof’s undulating shape forms a canopy that protects visitors from the elements.

Along with the large overhang, low-e glazing reduces heat gain to create an energy-efficient terminal. Skylights enable natural light to penetrate from above. At the east and west ends of the terminal, 65-foot-high glass walls flood the space with natural light while providing views to the outside.

Silver metallic and bright white interior finishes recall the city’s high-tech nature. Interior landscape features reinforce Bengaluru’s reputation as India’s “Garden City.” Passenger amenities include enhanced seating areas as well as new retail and dining opportunities.

Strategies for energy and water conservation, renewable energy and waste management enabled the project to achieve LEED Gold and GreenCo Platinum certification.

The expansion added international gates designed specifically for newer wide-bodied aircraft such as the Airbus A380.

LEED-NC Gold, GreenCo Platinum
1.44 million sq. ft. / 134,000 sq. m.
Design Consultancy
Airports Council International – Asia-Pacific Airport Service Quality Awards, Best Airport at Arrivals Globally
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