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Nacala International Airport / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

 

Nacala International Airport – Description from Fernandes Arquitetos Associados. 

In addition to meeting demand by the African continent, the Province of Nampula’s new airport enjoys a favorable geographical position, enhancing its performance as an important global logistics hub involving not only air transportation but also sea, highway and railway logistics.

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Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

A landmark for the city and for a developing country with very few constructions of these dimensions, in the strategic value, in a transforming and modernizing role. This project’s main challenge and essential condition was the creation of a lightweight structure capable of meeting the requirements of an international airport. A passenger terminal designed to become the country’s second largest one, with almost 27.000m².

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Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

The main point was to examined future key area expansions such as departures and arrivals, and the feasibility of building a connector and boarding bridges, without interfering in the original project and with the least possible impact on passenger operations, making way for a swift and efficient passenger flow by a single floor structured building.

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Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

The overall physical division is spread out in 4 main areas: Check-in (lobby), Departure Area, Arrivals Area and Mezzanine, including the support rooms for each area. The complex also includes: Cargo Terminal, Control Tower, Maintenance Buildings and Airfield Equipment and Fire Department Building.

The project was placed among the winners of the reputed British International Property Awards – Africa – Best Public Service / 2015-2016.

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Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
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