"Cultural design collaboration" is not seen typically in a list of an architect's consultants, but it makes perfect sense here, given the client's mandate that the new terminal at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport embodies "the heritage of India and the spirit of Mumbai." SOM took that requirement seriously, collaborating with Indian fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and developing a design that is simultaneously contemporary and rooted in the country's traditional expressions. SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy answered a few questions about the project.
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Building of the Week: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2