Considering Mumbai’s Sahar Airport is such a visual delight with its dynamic structure and design, it’s only fair that the city’s second airport in Navi Mumbai have such a flamboyant design. The GVK led Navi Mumbai International Airport (P) Limited, has scoured through the world’s best architectural firms and finally appointed British-based Zaha Hadid Architects to conceptualise and design the Navi Mumbai International Airport’s Terminal 1 and ATC Tower.
ZHA went through a rigorous 12 week competition and finally won the bid to design Mumbai’s much-anticipated Navi Mumbai Airport.
With an impressive portfolio scaling over nine hundred and fifty projects, the ZHA name is also behind Beijing’s new Daxing airport terminal of 700,000 sq.m. which is currently under construction. In addition to the airport, other renowned projects include the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London, the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, the MAXXI Contemporary Arts Centre in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China and the Al Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Navi Mumbai Airport will be ZHA’s debut in the Indian sub-continent.
GVK Reddy, Founder and Chairman, GVK and Chairman NMIAL, in a statement said, “Our vision is to establish one more landmark airport that would exceed the benchmarks that GVK had set through MIAL whilst creating Terminal 2 at Mumbai airport.”
“We are committed towards bringing the best global practices from the industry to design, engineer and build this most awaited airport project in India and hence we decided to go with ZHA, a firm known for its path breaking and remarkable architecture. It also has the expertise of delivering a world class airport design through a highly professional team,” he said.