Queen Alia International Airport
Amman, Jordan
The Airport realises a vision for an environmentally sensitive, regionally apt, airport architecture. The building secures Amman’s position as the main regional hub and it allows the airport to progressively increase capacity. The building is constructed entirely from concrete because of the high thermal mass of the material. The tessellated roof canopy comprises a series of shallow modular concrete domes extending to shade the façades. The domes branch out from the supporting columns and daylight enters through split beams at the column junctions. Two piers of departure gates run parallel to the central building, which contains the main commercial and processing areas. Between them, there are open-air courtyards and the forecourt is enlarged to create a landscaped plaza.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Amman, Jordan
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Completed 2013
Dimensions
1,300,000 m²
Variant Names
Queen Alia International Airport
مطار الملكة علياء الدولي
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Building Usages
airport
transportation
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee