While most airports are merely utilitarian in layout and many travelers too harried to pay attention to the design, more and more cities are spending lavishly to build artistic, captivating terminals to serve as their city’s gateway.
Here are our three favorite airport terminals in the world
What makes it special? Terminal 4 features colorful pylons supporting a bamboo-lined roof. The design creates a series of daylight-filled canyons. Both arriving and departing passengers pass through one spectacular space.
The use of classic architecture is timeless. TWA terminal at JFK is 60’s era, yet still sets a standard for today’s designers. The poured-concrete swoops and curves express the excitement of air travel and the romance of flight.
The 2-mile long Terminal 3 in Beijing is of the largest buildings in the world. It is designed to represent a dragon. The architects color-coded the ceiling to filter in red and yellow zones of sunlight.
This entry was posted in Destinations News and tagged yacht charter Balearics, Beijing International Airport, Madrid Barajas Airport, MAD, airport terminals, TWA terminal in JFK Airport, New York City Airport, Airport shaped like dragon, light tunnel in Chicago O'Hare Airport, sealife-embedded floor in Miami Internaitonal Airport, George Clooney, Up In The Air moviePosted on