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

Exterior plazas serve environmental, social and aesthetic purposes. With two wings of departure gates extending from either side of the central building, Foster + Partners incorporated green spaces to fill those areas which would usually be consumed by concrete slab forecourts. The plazas serve the airport's environmental strategy, helping to purify the air in a facility that inherently plays host a phenomenal quantity of traffic, while also providing a peaceful view to those inside the terminal. The forecourt at the building's entrance is extended and filled with trees, green spaces and benches to provide travelers with a space to greet and say goodbye to loved ones.

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