Zurich Airport International selects consortium to design Jewar airport

11 December 2020 (Last Updated December 11th, 2020 11:54)

Swiss developer Zurich Airport International has chosen a consortium of Haptic, Nordic, Grimshaw, and STUP to design the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Zurich Airport International selects consortium to design Jewar airport
The consortium was selected through a three-phase, design competition between June and August 2020. Credit: GRIMSHAW.

Swiss developer Zurich Airport International has chosen a consortium of Haptic, Nordic, Grimshaw, and STUP to design the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The consortium was chosen through a three-phase design competition conducted between the months of June and August this year.

The architects presented their designs remotely, and the winning entry drew inspiration from the designs of Hyderabad, Oslo, Istanbul and Zurich airports.

Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) CEO Christoph Schnellmann said: “We are pleased to partner with Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP to design this long-envisioned strategic project at Jewar. The team created the winning design with an efficient layout, convincing design language, multiple high-quality areas, spaced out with lush greenery with a balanced concept for both energy savings and a tangible sense of sustainability.”

YIAPL, a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International, has been incorporated in the development of the Jewar airport at an estimated cost of nearly $4bn.

In October, the Government of Uttar Pradesh signed a concession agreement with YIAPL to commence airport development.

Schnellmann added: “The team demonstrated their proficiency in complementing customer comfort with sustainability, timeless design with flexibility for future needs. We will work closely with the team to ensure a design with everything available that a passenger expects at a world-class airport.”

Nordic design head and founding partner Gudmund Stokke said: “We are very happy to have won the confidence of Zurich Airport through our competition design for the new Delhi Noida International Airport. DNIA will become a unique new gateway to the world city of Delhi and to the state of Uttar Pradesh.”

“In this project Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP will combine the collective experience and knowledge from the airports in Hyderabad, Oslo, Istanbul, Zurich to create a truly modern, innovative and green airport, based in a region of strong historic and cultural tradition.”

Currently, Zurich Airport International holds 100% stake in this airport project.

The initial phase of construction is scheduled to commence next January, with the fourth and final phase aimed to be complete by 2050.

Once completed, it will be India’s largest airport and will feature six runways.

DNIA is expected to commence operations by April 2023.