Abu Dhabi International Airport

Civitas and Fentress Architects developed this scheme to become finalists in the proposed development of a new central terminal and airport city business center for Abu Dhabi. This project is intended to reposition Abu Dhabi as a major international hub of Emirates Airlines in direct competition with Dubai Airport.

The scheme is themed on the geometries, order and hierarchies of regional art and history and establishes a highly rational yet beautiful rythym and cadence to the approach from the city to the terminal.

Client: Abu Dhabi Airport Authority
Partners: Fentress Architects
Completed: 2009
Budget: Not established
Location: Abu Dhabi UAE