K+P takes a holistic, ecological, and climatically innovative approach to intelligent airport projects worldwide, enhancing operations through attractive architecture, a future-focus and sustainable development for balanced airport growth. Amy Hanna discussed the relationship between intelligent airport design and an extraordinary passenger experience with Architect and Airport Planner Norbert Koch, Managing Partner of K+P Architekten and Stadtplaner.
The latest stage of the ongoing development of Frankfurt Airport (FRA) came to fruition on 2 October when the new €700 million Pier A-Plus was officially opened. Ryan Ghee reports.
The UK Department for Transport forecasts that by 2030, demand for air travel through London’s airports will have risen to 180 million passengers per year. London Luton Airport’s Master Plan, which is currently undergoing a public consultation, foresees improving passenger facilities to enable the airport to handle 18 million passengers per year by 2031. Ross Falconer reports.
A combination of simplicity and innovation is key to providing an intuitive wayfinding process for the passenger, and airports are now complementing permanent signage with the latest smartphone technology to provide the best possible passenger experience. Ryan Ghee reports.
As a means of helping airport operators reduce their carbon footprint and grow in a sustainable manner, specific design and planning techniques can be applied when constructing new airport facilities.