Airport World - Andrew Haines

01 April 2024

The new Terminal 2 at Bengaluru’s Kempegpowda International Airport puts nature and biodiversity at the heart of the passenger experience, writes Andrew Haines, senior associate at Grant Associates.

The lush landascapes within its walls make Terminal 2 at Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport one of the most unique and greenest airport buildings on the planet.

Indeed, India’s ‘Garden City’ airport wanted it this way with operator, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), promising that it would deliver an ‘airport terminal in a garden’ that would reinvent the idea of a traditionally stressful and bustling airport landscape.

The lead architect for the showpiece project was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), with Grant Associates, designers of the iconic Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, in association with SOM, taking the lead on the green landscaping.

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