Shigeru Ban wins design a new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport

new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport

new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka AirportShigeru Ban Architects has been selected, ahead of his compatriot Junya Ishigami, to design a passenger terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport in Japan.
new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka AirportTwo renderings show a green barrel roof and an interior that is characteristically ‘Ban’, with a wooden latticework creating intimate and tactile spaces.
new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka AirportThe Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport also lists Japanese airport consultants BANJAC as design team members and refers to the winning collaboration as ‘the cream of the crop’.
new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka AirportThe concept references Japanese tea plantations and comprises a two-storey volume with leafy indoor foliage and large amounts of natural light, comprised of eight barrel vaulted arches constructed from twisted laminated wood.
new terminal for Mount Fuji Shizuoka AirportInside the passengers are welcomed into a double volume that highlights the texture of wood laminated cover, giving the volume an atmosphere that is well suited to the type of building aviation.

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