Zaha Hadid Architects to design Navi Mumbai Airport in India

15 March 2018 (Last Updated March 15th, 2018 12:55)

Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIAL) has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to design the Terminal 1 and air traffic control (ATC) tower of Navi Mumbai International Airport in India.

Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIAL) has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to design the Terminal 1 and air traffic control (ATC) tower of Navi Mumbai International Airport in India.

The London-based architect firm was selected following a 12-week fast-track design competition among leading international architecture firms. The Navi Mumbai contract will be its first major project in the Indian sub-continent.

“Our vision is to establish one more landmark airport that would exceed the benchmarks that GVK had set through MIAL whilst creating Terminal 2 at Mumbai airport.”

Under the terms of the contract, ZHA will be responsible for the design and build of the new NMIA terminal building, an ATC tower, and associated landside access.

ZHA project director Cristiano Ceccato said: “We are very proud to have been awarded the Navi Mumbai International Airport that will be a much-needed addition to Mumbai’s infrastructure and an additional gateway to India.”

The NMIAPPP venture comprises GVK-led Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) and Maharashtra government agency CIDCO, which have a 74% and 26% interest respectively.

GVK founder and chairman and NMIAL chairman GVK Reddy said: “Our vision is to establish one more landmark airport that would exceed the benchmarks that GVK had set through MIAL whilst creating Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport.”

GVK formed a joint venture with CIDCO last year to build the new airport.

ZHA has a portfolio of more than 950 projects spread across 44 countries. The company previously designed Beijing’s 700,000m² Daxing airport terminal.