SOM’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 has been awarded a Platinum A’ Design Award in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design category. Given annually, the A’ Design Awards recognize design excellence across a wide spectrum of categories—from fashion and furniture design to urban planning and parametric design.
Mumbai Airport’s Platinum A’ Design Award is the highest honor bestowed in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award category. Measuring 4.4 million square feet, Terminal 2 is expected to serve 40 million travelers per year, nearly twice as many as the building it replaces. Inspired by the form of traditional Indian pavilions, the four-story structure stacks a grand “headhouse,” or central processing podium, on top of highly adaptable and modular concourses below. Rather than compartmentalizing terminal functions, all concourses radiate outwards from a central processing core, permitting them to swing between domestic and international service.
Jurors for the 2015 A’ Design Award included press members, designers, academics, and entrepreneurs. All winners are honored at a gala in Italy and spotlighted in a concurrent exhibition.