Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been appointed as the architect of the new Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) following an international design competition. ZHA’s appointment has been awarded by GVK, operators of Mumbai’s existing Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI) Airport that is fast approaching capacity.
Navi Mumbai International Airport is a long-awaited addition to Mumbai and Maharashtra’s transport infrastructure and integral to sustaining the region’s continued growth. Demand for air travel in India makes its aviation sector amongst the world’s fastest growing. The country’s airlines currently operate almost 450 passenger planes, with 900 additional aircraft ordered for delivery in the coming years, representing more than 200% growth.
With a total planned capacity of 60+ million passengers per year, NMIA will be built in Navi Mumbai, across Mumbai Harbour, connected to the city by the planned Mumbai Trans Harbour Link and rail links with the local and national networks. As part of its commission, ZHA will be responsible for the overall long-term design and execution of NMIA’s Terminal 1, Air Traffic Control Tower and associated landside access. Source by Zaha Hadid Architects.
- Location: Navi Mumbai, State of Maharashtra, India
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Directors: Mouzhan Majidi, Charles Walker, Patrik Schumacher
- Project Director: Cristiano Ceccato
- Project Designer: Paulo Flores
- Project Architect: Shao-wei Huang
- Project Lead, Architectural Design: Karoly Markos
- Project Lead, Terminal Infrastructure Design: Leo Alves
- Project Lead, CTC, Landside and Airside Master Plan: Ashwin Shah
- Project Team: Ariss Majid, Clara Martins, Dominic Vadra-Edwards, Eckart Schwerdtfeger, Fernando Alvarenga, Harry Ibbs, Jakub Klaska, Li Jin, Maria Avrami, Maria Touloupou, Maria Tsironi, Mariana Custodio Dos Santos, Mark Winnington, Mauro Sabiu, Michail Desyllas, Paul Bart, Sai Prateik Bhasgi, Saman Dadgostar, Seungho Yeo, Sharan Sundar, Takehiko Iseki, Zohra Rougab
- Concessionaire: GVK
- Total planned capacity: 60+ million passenger per annum
- Year: 2018
- Photo: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Article by Marco Rinaldi