Designed as a natural extension of the airport’s existing terminal, this midfield satellite concourse will help solidify Suvarnabhumi International as one of Southeast Asia’s leading hubs for air travel.
The four-level concourse building accommodates up to 15 million annual passengers and has 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.
The concourse’s contemporary interior is balanced with subtle cultural references that provide a sense of “Thai-ness.” The diamond-patterned ceiling, with its crisscrossing arched ribs infilled with timber-colored slats, recalls Thailand’s traditional silk cloth patterns and regional basket weaving textures. Interior gardens remind travelers of the nation’s tropical landscape while drawing greenery and natural light deep into the concourse.
A simple arched beam and tree column structure supports the concourse’s metal-clad standing seam roof. 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.