Inspired by the extensive green forests
The new Integrated Terminal at Agartala marks an important milestone in India’s growth of civil aviation industry with major advancement in terminal design and use of an astute mixture of technology and materials that come together to form an iconic structure. An arched sweeping roof that envelopes the entire terminal building forms the most prominent structural feature of the Terminal building spanning across 30,000 square metres of area. The airport has been designed keeping in mind the culture and heritage of the land infusing a flavor of the local architecture. The dynamic and iconic form of the building is derived from the hilly terrain of the State of Tripura. The terminal building is elegant and modern in design, defined by a high tech aerodynamic structure offering a smooth transition to the passengers. Its organic form deriving its genesis from the hilly slopes it is cradled in. Inspired by the extensive green forest covers, the bamboo plantations combined with the local tribal stone sculptures of the Unakoti Hills and the bamboo handicrafts made extensively in Agartala, the architect has suffused them and portrayed it as a unique and smart gateway to the region. The local environment and cultural references as well as the vernacular architecture of the region are well depicted in a modern way to add grandeur to the architectural vocabulary of the airport. Further, bamboo architecture is represented in the façade of the terminal building by way of a floral jaali pattern depicting the forests and greens of the region, placed equidistant from each other.
Client – Airport Authority of India
Location – Agartala, Tripura
Area – 30,000 sq. m
Peak Hour Capacity – 1200
Annual Capacity – 2.5 mmpa
Scope - Comprehensive Architectural and Master Planning Services for the entire project focusing on Aerodrome Planning, operationalization of Existing Infrastructure, techno-economic feasibility of expansion of Airside Infrastructure