Grimshaw Architects reveals an interesting glimpse of the massive construction going on at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. Back in 2007, Grimshaw had won the competition for a new combined international and domestic terminal designed for 17 million passengers a year. The building is scheduled for completion in December 2013.
Project Description from Grimshaw Architects:
Grimshaw is working as part of a team to design a new terminal and Airport City for Pulkovo Airport, St Petersburg. The masterplan represents and responds to the climate and heritage of St Petersburg. The striking new terminal roof and envelope are designed to accommodate the extremes of climate experienced by the city. The roof is created from a series of 18m bays, which effectively act as large hoppers.
Pulkovo Airport should act as a gateway to both St Petersburg and Russia, while reflecting the city it serves. The internal layout of the new terminal consists of well-defined and separate zones connected by individual walkways to echo the external layout of islands and bridges which make up the city.
This emphasis is carried through into the Airport City masterplan. This focuses on the sculpture lined boulevard which forms the Airport Gateway. It is reminiscent of St. Petersburg’s wide avenues, and terminates in a large square which will represent the past, present and future environments of St Petersburg through a series of pavilions.
Title: Pulkovo Airport
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Client: Pulkovo Airport
Size: 52,000 sq m
Completion Date: 2015