Senin, 25 Januari 2010

Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris France


Paul Andreu designed much of the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) redesign completed in 2003. Terminal 2E's roof soon collapsed and kileld 5 people. Investigations found that structural design and procedural construction of the concrete were to blame for the collapse of the curved vaulted roof.

The airport is the sixth busiest in the world, and is due for completion in 2012.

Andreu took on a circulation problem worse than London's Heathrow Airport (which is tough to beat) by dividing terminals into international, European, and charter flights. Connecting circulation, restaurants and stores, and accommodating programs are thoughtfully laid out.

Still, with its intention for endless expansion to solve the growing passanger count, this airport is in danger of becoming a sprawling mess of airport facilities.

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Book: "The modern airport terminal: new approaches to airport architecture" by Brian Edwards











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