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Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, by Foster + Partners, is designed to serve as a main gateway to Amman, one of the oldest cities in the world as well as to continue exploration airport terminals as the new building typology. Its visionary yet cellular architecture supports local building expertise and Amman’s climate, therefore integrating strategies which successfully provide efficient passive design. Modular and flexible concept of the terminal allows for future expansion, ensuring annual growth of 6 percent and increasing capacity from 3 million to 12.8 million passengers per year by 2030 – the Airport is predestined to be the most important hub for Levant region.

Located in Amman where summer temperatures vary markedly between daytime and nighttime, architects at Foster + Partners used concrete as a main material – high thermal mass provides high passive environmental control.

Plants and trees in open-air courtyards filter pollution and precondition air before it is drawn into the system. The large forecourt is designed as a landscaped plaza with seating in shade and allows people to gather while saying goodbye or welcoming returning travelers.

In order to enable seamless expansion over time, each dome of the tessellated roof canopy is a modular, semi-autonomous unit. They branch out from supporting columns like leaves of a desert palm with the geometric pattern applied to each, representing the veins of a leaf.

All facades of the terminal are designed in glass, opening long views to the aircraft. Central building of the terminal contains main areas and public contents – shops, lounges and restaurants.

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, Foster + Partners, passive design, passive environmental control, thermal mass, concrete, modular design, tessellated canopy, sustainable design

 

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