The construction of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) International Airport’s new terminal has been confirmed, by Airports Authority India, as more than 40% complete and scheduled to open by March 2022.

The striking new 75,000m² facility, which commenced construction in February 2019 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone, will create a powerful architectural symbol for the state of Tamil Nadu.

Pascall+Watson’s concept design for the building fuses references from the city’s local heritage and culture with a contemporary palette of materials to create a unique sense of place and identity.

The expressive roof form and multi-layered facade take inspiration from the geometry, textures and colours of Trichy’s traditional temple architecture. Generous natural light and lush landscaped gardens bring a calming backdrop to the expansive forecourt and arrivals concourse, which lead to the streamlined passenger processing facilities and departures lounge.

The scheme, which aims to achieve a GRIHA Four Star rating, utilises renewable energy measures such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels. 

The terminal will accommodate both international and domestic flights for over 3.5 million passengers each year.

Explore the design via our VR and fly-through visualisations here.