Santiago International Airport 2015

Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benitez | 2015
Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benitez | 2015
Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benitez | 2015
Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benitez | 2015
Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benitez | 2015
Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benitez | 2015

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DESCRIPTION:

This undertaking consists of the full-scale design consultancy for the Santiago International Airport facilities through 2030 and 2045 for various buildings and Master Plan, respectively.

This international competition, awarded to the Joint Venture formed by Stantec and our firm, included the following scope:

•Survey of conditions for over 400 existing facilities

•Survey of and additions to all building and demand-driven taxi lanes, taxiways and aircraft aprons

•Update of government-issued master plan in five-year increments and through saturation

•Design of new International Passenger Terminal

•Remodel adaptive reuse and addition of the existing terminal into its new role as an all-domestic terminal.

•Design of mid-rise parking structures and ancillary facilities

•Design of an urban central plaza between the two passenger terminals

•New roadway design and landscaping for the entire complex

•Cargo Facilities Master Plan

•Temporary terminal building

•Public Services, including new police headquarters and Interpol facility

The master plan proposes a public dimension seldom explored in the airport complex, providing an ample pedestrian space that extends throughout the public area comprised by both passenger terminals. This urban act provides immediate orientation to the end user, active urban spaces for a large amount of staff and passengers, as well as the possibility to experience the almost all-year-around benign Chilean central valley climate.  

 

The terminal complex creates a central public plaza by orienting the access facades of both terminals towards each other. This allows immediate and intuitive guidance for end users. It also creates urban as well as functional connections between the two terminals by providing direct and easy flow of passengers and staff, through a livened public space complemented by a pleasant outdoor experience.