Gallery: Foster + Partners’ Energy-Efficient Queen Alia Airport Termina...

London-based firm Foster + Partners celebrated the opening today of the new, energy-efficient terminal at Queen Alia Airport, located to the south of Amman, Jordan. The modular terminal, which is capped with small concrete domes, borrows inspiration from traditional Islamic design to create a unique space that utilizes passive technologies to maintain a steady temperature throughout the dramatic climate shifts that occur in the desert region during summer. In addition to creating a visually striking and efficient structure, Foster + Partners incorporated outdoor green spaces to help purify the air and offset the emissions of airport traffic.

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