American architecture and design firm SOM has constructed, designed and completed a 40 hectare terminal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India. The structure will hold approximately 40 million passengers a year and will accommodate the region's exponential growth.
The airport terminal was designed with Mumbai's motifs and style in mind. Gathering inspiration from traditional Indian architecture and the fan-like arrangement of a peacock's tail feathers, SOM decided to allude to traditional Indian air pavilions.
The exterior is an expansive span of a cell-like canopy made from concrete that underwent treatment. Inside, the check-in hall is located on the top level of the four-storey complex. Underneath the cell-like canopy are 30 columns that are perforated with colored glazing to allow natural light to enter the space.
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