포스트앤파트너스의 모래언덕에 영감받은 사우디 신국제 공항 Foster + Partners Is Designing a New Airport Inspired by the Sand Dunes in Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners Is Designing a New Airport Inspired by the Sand Dunes in Saudi Arabia

By Samantha Pires on March 14, 2021

 

Construction has just begun at the Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia. Designed by the British architecture firm Foster + Partners, the airport is part of a development called the Red Sea Project—an ongoing scheme that is considered to be the most ambitious tourist project in the world. Some of the upcoming designs in the Red Sea Project include a complex comprising 100 holiday villas by Kengo Kuma and Associates and a luxurious circular hotel also designed by Foster + Partners

 


    사우디의 홍해국제공항에 건설이 막 시작되었다. 

 

영국의 건축 회사인 포스터+파트너스가 설계한 이 공항은 홍해 프로젝트라는 개발 계획의 일부로서, 세계에서 가장 야심찬 관광 프로젝트로 간주되고 있다. 이번 홍해 프로젝트에는 켄고 쿠마(Kengo Kuma)와 어소시에이츠(Associates)가 100개의 휴일 빌라로 구성한 단지와 포스터(Foster+Partners)가 디자인한 고급 원형 호텔이 포함되어 있다.

 

 

포스터+파트너스의 제라드 이븐든 스튜디오 실장은 "홍해국제공항은 리조트를 여행하는 사람들을 위해 "방문객 체험의 필수적인 부분"으로 설계되었다"고 설명한다. 고급스러운 모던한 인테리어는 푸르름으로 점철되어 있고 풍부한 자연광으로 가득 차 있으며, 사우디 아라비아의 지역적 색채와 자연적 특징을 기념하면서 홍해 프로젝트의 열대적 미학에 확실히 어울리는 것 같다. "사막 경관의 색과 질감에 영감을 받아 디자인된 이벤덴은 "이 터미널을 통해 차분하고 호화로운 여행을 만들고자 노력하며 육지와 항공을 통해 들어오는 방문객들을 위한 교통 허브가 될 것"이라고 말한다.

 

공항의 형태 또한 지역 영감의 결과이다. 아치형 지붕이 있는 5개의 캡슐호텔은 각각 식당과 스파 등 편의시설이 추가된 출발 라운지가 있다. 공항의 중심 지역을 중심으로 배치되어 있어 손님을 태우거나 내려주고 여행을 떠날 수 있다. 출발하는 여행객이 이 지역에 남겨지면, 그들은 비행 예정의 Pod로 갈 수 있다. 이러한 방식으로, 각 Pod는 독립적인 터미널 역할을 하며, 교통량이 많고 적었던 기간에 대해 공항의 유연성을 추가로 제공한다.

 

공항은 LEED 플래티넘 등급을 충족하고 100% 재생 에너지로 가동될 예정이다.

 

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Gerard Evenden, head of studio at Foster + Partners, explains that the Red Sea International Airport is designed to be “an integral part of the visitor experience” for those traveling to the resort. The luxurious modern interiors are dotted with greenery and filled with plenty of natural light and certainly seem to fit with the tropical aesthetic of the Red Sea Project while celebrating Saudi Arabia’s local colors and natural features. “Inspired by the colors and textures of the desert landscape,” Evenden says, “the design seeks to create a calm and luxurious journey through the terminal and will become a transit hub for visitors coming in by both land and air.”

 

The form of the airport is also the result of local inspiration. Five “pods” with arching roofs are abstracted from desert dunes and each includes a departure lounge with additional amenities like restaurants and spas. The dunes are arranged around a central area of the airport where guests can be picked up or dropped off for travel. Once a departing traveler is left at this area, they can make their way to the pod that is scheduled for their flight. In this way, each pod acts as an independent terminal and gives the airport added flexibility for periods of high and low traffic.

 

 

Flexibility is just one of the ways this airport is designed to reduce energy and have a lower overall footprint. Other “green” interventions include self-shading devices and a smaller building overall to reduce energy demand. The airport is also planned to meet a LEED Platinum rating and be powered by 100% renewable energy.

 

Though the airport is taking these green measures, Foster + Partners may still expect some criticism on designing the project in the first place. The controversy surrounded firms like Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects who are working on luxury airports and resorts in remote desert regions. Architects and critics have pointed out that the firms' projects seem to break promises they made by signing a pledge with Architects Declare. Critics believe that these projects are inherently harmful and that firms who signed the pledge but still take these commissions do not take Declare seriously. (You can read more about Architects Declare and form your own opinion on the future of green architecture.)

 

The Red Sea International Airport is expected to finish construction in 2030 and will serve one million visitors to this unique resort every year. You can keep up to date on the airport and other developments as part of the Red Sea Project through their website or by checking in with My Modern Met’s architecture stories.

 

Foster + Partners is designing an international airport for Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Project, the most ambitious tourist project in the world.

The airport's design uses local colors and textures with five terminal “pods” inspired by desert dunes.

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h/t: [Dezeendesignboom]All Images via Foster + Partners, TMRW, and the Red Sea Project.

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