“We are very happy to have won the confidence of Zurich Airport through our competition design for the new Delhi Noida International Airport. DNIA will become a unique new gateway to the world city of Delhi and to the state of Uttar Pradesh. In this project Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP will combine the collective experience and knowledge from the airports in Hyderabad, Oslo, Istanbul, Zurich to create a truly modern, innovative and green airport, based in a region of strong historic and cultural tradition” says Mr. Gudmund Stokke, Founding partner and Head of Design at Nordic spoke on behalf of the team,
After a three-phase, design competition between June and August 2020, Zurich Airport International has selected a consortium consisting of Nordic – Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP as the architects to design the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar. The winning design was selected from three shortlisted teams with experience in airport design, and presented by Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP, best fits the defined project objectives: merging Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality, creating a modern and seamless passenger experience, setting new benchmarks in sustainability for airport terminal buildings in India, envisioning green spaces inside and around the building, offering a concept for a future airport city, and providing flexible expansion options to serve 30 million passengers per year in the future.
The plan for the sustainable ariport shows the collective experience and knowledge from the airports in Hyderabad, Oslo, Istanbul, Zurich to create a innovative, green airport with innovative design strategies, based in a region of strong historic and cultural tradition.
Once complete Delhi Noida International Airport will serve the fast-developing industrial region between Delhi and Agra, its investment will support the Governments of India and Uttar Pradesh through infrastructure development and job creation.
In a country that is already pushing the boundaries for sustainable aviation infrastructure, the aspirations are high, with LEED Gold standard and Carbon Net Zero operations being mentioned as possible goals for the project. The team’s competition design includes an internal landscaped courtyard deep within the terminal plan, delivering ventilation, daylight, and passenger experience benefits. Externally, the proposed design includes a new landscaped forecourt, providing a regional destination for the public, staff, and passengers with an unforgettable sense of place.