Blagoveshchensk International Airport
The Blagoveshchensk International Airport new Terminal is the expression of confluence of two local rivers: Amur and Zeya.
The terminal building is shaped as an open and welcoming gesture, allowing visitors to enjoy commercial spaces in one connected movement, with a clear navigational direction towards the departure gates. Upon arrival, a similar natural route unfolds, guiding visitors along commercial, gastronomic and culture spaces. The building’s internal circulation is reflected on its exterior, thus opening its cultural and commercial programmes towards the public realm of the city of Blagoveshchensk.
The striking new terminal roof and envelope are designed to accommodate the extremes of climate experienced by the city, including the characteristically heavy snowfalls of winter.
Blagoveshchensk Airport, the largest airport in the region, will act as a gateway to the region, while reflecting the city it serves. The internal layout of the new terminal consists of distinct zones connected, designed to echo the external layout.
The large folded roof will be able to cope with heavy snowfall. This allowed the underside to be expressed as a series of folded surfaces, which help to distribute weight to different parts of the structure.