Cibao International Airport is undergoing a pioneering expansion, bringing with it a new terminal equipped with the latest airport security technology, and the transformation of the current building into a hybrid mixed-use space which will host a raised parking area connected to the new terminal, the airport offices and a wide commercial, gastronomic, hotel and business offering will complement the services offered by the airport itself.
The new terminal will be equipped with 9 contact stands, designed on two levels to segregate the flow of departures from that of arrivals, thus optimizing the processes. Over 2 Kms of new roads and 14,000 m2 of green areas are also to be incorporated. An elevated and independent access road will lead to the check-in area on level 2, while another access road will connect everything to the pre-existing building and the arrivals hall on level 1.
Inspired by the linearity of the harvest fields of bananas, tobacco and coffee, boundaries are blurred, and a linear and continuous landscape is being created throughout the terminal; the new design blending with the curves of the surroundings, offering an interior-exterior continuity that brings the gardens inside, emulating the vegetation shade through the materials of the interior ceilings and more than 4,000 tons of timber making up the roofing structure.
|Place/Date:||Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 2021-ongoing|
|Client:||Cibao International Airport|
|Architects:||luis vidal + architects|
|Project Status:||Under construction|
|Team:||José Benito Fernández - Carmen Bisono - Almudena Bustos - Nuria Campillo - Sandra González - Victoria González-Aller - Rafael Marmolejos - Eduardo Prida - Johanna Rodríguez - Fran Rojo - Néstor Rouyet - Claudia Sabán - Leslie Salomon - Cristina Sánchez - Enrique Sánchez - Ana Taboada - Óscar Torrejón - Luis Vidal|