Islamabad International Airport
CPGairport was appointed by Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority to provide full design consultancy services for the new Islamabad International Airport’s Passenger Terminal Building. The new airport is Pakistan’s first green field civil aerodrome, and marks a new era in developing world-class aviation facilities in the country.
The Terminal Building has a modular design comprising co-located International and Domestic halls, with a linear pier either side – and centre pier extending out from this, to serve the aircraft boarding gates. The planning allows for an initial development of 9 million passengers per annum, and an ultimate development for a capacity of up to 25 million passengers per annum. The phased expansion has been planned to be on each side of the main terminal, further extension of the centre pier, and the addition of perpendicular piers to the linear piers.
The Terminal design is a contemporary, state-of-the-art facility offering the latest in passenger comfort and convenience, with an airport village included on the landside to cater to the high ratio of visitors that accompany passengers.
Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Terminal Area Planning (Airside), Terminal Planning & Design
Innovative technology used
CPG employed environmentally sustainable design strategies such as daylighting, sun shading, evaporative cooling and heat recovery, to reduce the energy usage of the building, as part of a design approach that proposed an expansive intelligent main-roof and elongated elevated-driveway-length front portal, as a technologically advanced and multi-layered interpretation of traditional Islamic geometric forms.