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Airport Architecture: The 12 Most Beautiful Airports in the World

Photo: Robert Polidori © Mumbai Airport Pvt. Ltd.

Source: Curbed

At its worst, airport design is a confusing blend of bad carpeting and claustrophobic paneling that can leave you searching for hours for a bathroom. But a new class of airports are leaving the dark terminals of the past behind, opting instead for light-filled spaces that provide both function and inspiration.

High-design airports are now scattered throughout the world, with big-time design firms like Foster + Partners, SOM, and Grimshaw tackling head-on the challenge of moving millions of people through spaces that need to be more secure than ever.

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