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AKT II working on ‘India’s greenest airport’

Delhi Noida International Airport.

We’re thrilled to be part of the team that is designing an international airport in India. The team, consisting of AKT II alongside Nordic – Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP, were selected by Zurich Airport International after a concession agreement with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

The three-stage competition for the airport’s design took place between June and August 2020, with Zurich Airport International (ZAIA) selecting architects Office of Architecture, Grimshaw and Haptic with the support of STUP to design the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar.

A winning factor for the team included NOOA’s design for Oslo Airport, dubbed the world’s greenest airport at the time of its opening, which AKT II were part of. This project has high sustainability aspirations, with LEED Gold standard and Carbon net Zero operations being mentioned as possible goals for the project.

Mr. Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Noida International Airport said, “We are pleased to partner with Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP to design this long-envisioned strategic project at Jewar. The team created the winning design with an efficient layout, convincing design language, multiple high-quality areas, spaced out with lush greenery with a balanced concept for both energy savings and a tangible sense of sustainability.”

Further consultants on the project include NACO, Urban Systems Design, SLA, COWI, Alan Thompson, Studio Fractal, AEON, and T2 Consulting.

Noida International Airport has also recently been announced as this year’s AR Future projects infrastructure category winner.