Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

Architecture & Interiors

SOM-completes-Mumbai-airport-terminal-with-coffered-concrete-canopy_dezeen_ss_5“We designed an airport that is intimately connected to its surroundings. By subtly incorporating regional patterns and textures at all scales, Terminal 2 resonates with a sense of place and serves as a spectacular symbol for India and Mumbai.”

We’ll forgive the venerable New York architectural firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) for blowing their own horn. Their recently completed airport terminal in Mumbai is an undeniable jaw-dropper, owing mainly to the series of 30 concrete columns that ‘mushroom’ upward to support a perforated concrete ceiling—an homage to the region’s architectural traditions and to India’s national bird, the peacock.

The four-story Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will serve 40 million visitors annually, all of whom will enter the teeming city of Mumbia via SOM’s breathtaking new display of architectural ornamentation. From a country wholly besotted with decoration, we can’t imagine a more fitting welcome.SOM-completes-Mumbai-airport-terminal-with-coffered-concrete-canopy_dezeen_4SOM-completes-Mumbai-airport-terminal-with-coffered-concrete-canopy_dezeen_ss_1SOM-completes-Mumbai-airport-terminal-with-coffered-concrete-canopy_dezeen_ss_12SOM-completes-Mumbai-airport-terminal-with-coffered-concrete-canopy_dezeen_ss_2SOM-completes-Mumbai-airport-terminal-with-coffered-concrete-canopy_dezeen_ss_6

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  2. Mumbai Photographer

    May 23, 2014 at 3:20 am

    SOM Architects have created an architectural marvel in the heart of the city. I am amazed with its design theme.

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