Foster + Partners Puts Forth a Design for the Isle of Grain in England

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - May 26, 2014
References: fosterandpartners & designboom
When it comes to airport proposals, the well-known architecture firm Foster + Partners have a keen eye for thinking about the various aspects that go into building such a massive project.

The proposed design has an eye-catching roof, which from afar looks rippled as if the top of the airport were waves in the water. This roof is also transparent, so travelers can look up and see the planes flying overhead before hopping on vessel themselves. The airport came about after learning that Heathrow is growing immensely in terms of its allowed capacity. Foster + Partners have thus proposed building an entirely new airport east of London to help lessen the burden of adding a new runways to the main hub. This option in the Isle of Grain would ultimately be cheaper.

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