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Queen Alia International Airport
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PROGETTISTA
 
 
Foster + Partners
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DESCRIZIONE
 
Foster + Partners Queen Alia International Airport AmmanThe airport has a highly efficient passive design, which has been inspired by local traditions, and is based on a flexible modular solution that allows for future expansion – the new building secures the city’s position as the main hub for the Levant region and allows the airport to grow by 6 per cent per annum for the next twenty-five years, increasing capacity from 3.5 million to 12 million passengers per annum by 2030.

Foster + Partners Queen Alia International Airport AmmanIn response to Amman’s climate, where summer temperatures vary markedly between day and night time, the building is constructed largely from concrete, the high thermal mass of the material providing passive environmental control. The tessellated roof canopy comprises a series of shallow concrete domes, which extend to shade the facades – each dome provided a modular unit for construction. The domes branch out from the supporting columns like the leaves of a desert palm and daylight floods the concourse through split beams at the column junctions. Echoing the veins of a leaf, a geometric pattern based on traditional Islamic forms is applied to each exposed soffit. The complex geometry of the roof shells and fabrication strategy was developed in conjunction with Foster + Partners in-house geometry specialists.

Two piers of departure gates run along either side of the central building, which contains the main processing areas and shops, lounges and restaurants. Between these volumes, open-air courtyards – a feature of vernacular architecture in the region – contribute to the terminal’s environmental strategy: the plants and trees help to filter pollution and pre-condition the air before it is drawn into the air handling system and reflecting pools bounce indirect natural light into the airport.

The terminal is glazed on all sides to allow views of the aircraft on the apron and to aid orientation. Horizontal louvres shade the facades from direct sunlight – to eliminate glare, the louvres become concentrated in more exposed areas close to the columns. The concrete structure incorporates local gravel to reduce maintenance requirements and the embodied energy of the material, and to harmonise with the natural shades of local sand.

Amman is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world – the airport’s design resonates with a sense of place and local architecture, particularly in the domed roof, which from the air echoes the black flowing fabric of a Bedouin tent. There are also references to the Jordanian tradition of hospitality – in celebration of the custom for family groups to congregate at the airport, the forecourt has been enlarged to create a landscaped plaza with seating, shaded by trees, where people can gather to bid farewell or welcome returning travellers.
Mouzhan Majidi, Chief Executive
Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners Queen Alia International Airport AmmanQueen Alia International Airport è stato un progetto straordinario. Ha trasformato Amman in un centro di collegamento, offrendo allo stesso tempo elementi di crescita per l'economia grazie ai collegamenti regionali. Il nuovo terminal è un edificio ad alta efficienza energetica, che potrà essere ampliato gradualmente e diventerà un simbolo dinamico per la Giordania. Il nostro coinvolgimento, iniziato con l'ideazione del concept, è proseguito con la progettazione di dettaglio; nel lavoro sul posto sono stati coinvolti molti dei nostri specialisti e quelli locali, dagli architetti ai consulenti climatici, dai pianificatori delle spazialità agli specialisti delle geometrie. E' stato un piacere lavorare con i nostri colleghi e con il team di AIG, ed è bello, adesso, veder venire alla luce i risultati di questo lavoro."
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ECOSOSTENIBILITA'
 
Roof edge canopy shading, metal roof cover as heat shield with vented cavity, shading louvers to curtain walling.

Foster + Partners Queen Alia International Airport Amman
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LOCALIZZAZIONE
 
Continente
Asia
Nazione
Giordania [Al Urdun]
Governatorato
Governatorato di Amman [Muhafazat al-Asima]
Città
Amman [Ammān]
Località
Zizya
 
 
Telefono
+962.6.445.3000
Fax
+962.6.445.3444
Sito web
E-mail
contactus@aig.aero
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MAPPA
 
 
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TIPOLOGIA
 
ARCHITETTURA
Edifici e strutture per i trasporti
Aeroporti, terminal, ecc.
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CRONOLOGIA
 
Progetto
2005    
Realizzazione
2008 - 2012
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PREMI
 
2012
Cityscape Architectural Review Awards
Transport category
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COMMITTENTE
 
 
Airport International Group
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ministry of Trans
Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd
J&P-AVAX S.A.
Airport International Group P.S.C.
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IMPORTO
 
 
$ 850,000,000
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DATI
DIMENSIONALI
 
Superficie
mq. 116.000
Capacità
12.000.000 passeggeri annui
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STRUTTURISTA
 
 
Buro Happold
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ARCHITETTURA DEL PAESAGGIO
 
 
Dar Al-Handasah
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STAFF
 
Progetto
Foster + Partners
Coprogettisti
Maisam - Dar Al-Omran JV
Gestione dell'opera
Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd
J&P-AVAX S.A.
Impianti
Buro Happold
Illuminotecnica
World of Lights
Consulenza
NACO
ADPi
Zuhair Fayez Partnership
Rahe Kraft
Controllo costi
David Langdon
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Drawings © Foster + Partners
Text edited by Foster + Partners
Courtesy by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners Queen Alia International Airport Amman


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