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Vadodara International Airport

Vadodara, India

This dramatic, futuristic new terminal creates a sense of excitement and anticipation around the spirit of flight.  A sweeping roof, inspired by airplane bodies and wings, spans the entire length of the terminal with one continuous, aerodynamic metal skin. An extended portion overhangs the arrival area, punctuated with circular openings that provide daylight and natural ventilation. Inside, a stepped pool between the visitor’s concourse and check-in/baggage claim is both a familiar reference to the region’s terraced wells and a psychological respite for travelers. The soaring ceiling, combined with natural light from skylights and the sound of flowing water, harmonizes and enlivens the visitor experience.