New Terminal Building – Alicante Airport

New Terminal Building at the Alicante Airport

A repetitive dome structure is designed as the characteristic element of the airport terminal, to meet the needs for future extensions and flexibility in the functional layout. The modular design can be easily expanded without modifying the overall image of the project.

The glass curtain wall is conceived as an integral part of the design adjusting its’ configuration in accordance to orientation in order to maximize the use of natural light in the building by controlling the solar radiation.

The structure was detailed with repetitive elements in order to permit a rapid and economical construction process. The domes were prefabricated on site and lifted onto provisional launching girders to slide them to their definitive location.

Awarded the FOPA prize 2010 for the best public work in the Province of Alicante.

Client: Aena (Public Spanish Airport Company)
Project Year: 2003-2004
Construction Date: 2006-2010
Surface Area: 289,586 sqm (Terminal Building – 194,764 sqm; Parking Buildings – 94,822 sqm)
Construction Value: 287 M€
Capacity: 12.3 M pax.