The Terminal Building at Vadodara Airport is an iconic and sleek contemporary structure. Inspired by the body and wings of airplanes, the building creates a bold, sweeping form and identity and has one continuous aerodynamic metal skin.
The most prominent structural feature for the Terminal is an arching, sweeping roof that spans the entire length of the terminal. Inspired by the body and wings of airplanes, the building's bold sweeping form and identity is achieved by wrapping the East and West sides and the roof with one continuous aerodynamic metal skin. Careful analysis of the building's orientation has relented its design and unique form. A large overhang on the North (landside) shelters the transparent facade while shading and protecting passengers along the kerbside.
This profile then creates an overhang on the South (airside) so that the panoramic glass curtain wall is completely shaded from the strong sun. The volumetric proportion of the interior spaces combined with filtered natural light from skylights above and the sound of flowing water will activate and enliven the experience inside the terminal. The Skylights follow the geometry of the trusses further opening the structural framework to allow natural light to permeate the terminal interiors.