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GVK Group unveils 1st look of Navi Mumbai International Airport

The GVK Group which actively participates in the Indian Aviation sector, having already created the Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport and conceived the Terminal 2 at Bengaluru Airport, has now unveiled the 1st of look of Navi Mumbai International Airport and it is gorgeous.

1st look unveiled

While Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2 took inspiration from the Peacock, Navi Mumbai International Airport’s (NMIA) terminal design is inspired from the Lotus. The ‘futuristic design’ of NMIA blends modernity with Indian ethos, art and culture in a poetic and fluid architectural language.

The Indian government and the Maharashtra government envisioned the greenfield Navi Mumbai International Airport through CIDCO, and GVK Mumbai International Airport Limited has been developing the airport as a partner.

London-based globally acclaimed architectural firm Zaha Hadid has been appointed to design the airport. This is the same firm who also designed the Beijing Daxing International Airport.

Plans

The Central Terminal Complex will be the heart of NMIA, which will be a cluster of 3 interconnected multi-level terminals planned around a landscaped central forecourt with a multimodal transportation hub.

There will be dual entrances to the airport: one from the western side and one from the eastern. The airport is planned to be implemented in 4 phases with 2 parallel runways capable of simultaneous operations with high-speed expressway, suburban rail metro and water transport connectivity.

The Central Terminal Complex will be connected by 9+9 lanes planned along a landscaped main airport access road. While the western part of the airport will comprise of passenger-related facilities, the eastern part will handle cargo, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) and General Aviation. This will mean that vehicular traffic will be segregated between the 2 entrances.

The passenger terminal will welcome travellers with flowing forms of its grand entrance. It is designed with simplicity in mind and organised on 2 floors. There will be very few level changes, creating a compact terminal with minimised walking distances. Designed without the need for vertical transport systems as one departs through the terminal, the lotus petals slowly reveal themselves and capture the discerning travellers.

Incoming travellers will also enjoy an equally simple and intuitive arrivals experience. Passengers will be smoothly guided from their gate to the terminal forecourt on arrival.

NMIA will be serving both domestic and international traffic and will be equipped with next-gen technology. Navi Mumbai International Airport aims to serve 90 million passengers per annum ultimately.

For a better understanding of the plan of NMIA, see this video uploaded by the GVK Group:

Featured and all the photos by GVK

When ready, the airport is sure going to be a architectural wonder. What do you think of Navi Mumbai International Airport? Let me know in the comments section below.

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