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Abu Dhabi Airports has selected a consortium of Pascall+Watson, RS&H and Buro Happold for the design of the midfield terminal complex (MTC) landside support facilities.

With this move, the consortium has gained a place on Abu Dhabi Airports’ architectural and engineering framework.

The consortium will support the Abu Dhabi Airports’ vision for world-class facilities to meet and exceed the growing demand of passengers.

As part of the project, the consortium has mastered a template for collaborative framework agreements over the foreseeable future.

It has also identified important solutions to meet challenging operational and development demands that will play a key role in the Abu Dhabi Airports framework.

Pascall+Watson aviation director Alan Lamond said: "The consortium’s unique blend of international experience and local expertise offers our airport clients a fully comprehensive architectural and engineering design service."

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"This team brings world-class expertise and the depth of experience necessary to fully support the ongoing infrastructure investments of the Abu Dhabi Airports."

Buro Happold aviation director Zoe Metcalfe said: "The consortium’s success was down to our collaborative working methods, aligned cultural values and passion for pioneering architecture and engineering. We look forward to nurturing our relationship and delivering value to our client at Abu Dhabi Airports."

RS&H global aviation vice-president Steve Pelham said: "This team brings world-class expertise and the depth of experience necessary to fully support the ongoing infrastructure investments of the Abu Dhabi Airports."

The MTC at Abu Dhabi International Airport will feature passenger and cargo facilities, duty-free shops and restaurants for a total capacity of up to 40 million people a year.

The complex will be established between the airport’s two runways, in order to ensure the quickest possible journey from runway to stand and a smoother experience for the terminal’s passengers.

Buildings associated with MTC will take up an additional 800,000m² and will include access to 16-20 aircraft parking stands dedicated to cargo.


Image: The consortium will support the Abu Dhabi Airports’ vision for world-class facilities to meet and exceed the growing demand of passengers. Photo: courtesy of Buro Happold.