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La Coruña Airport New Terminal

The terminal building is configured to have maximum functionality, flexibility, and flow simplicity.

The design intention was to create a high-standard and functional box whose design bridges both functional and aesthetic constraints, while interacting with the surroundings and the cultural context in which it is placed. The roof landscape responds to the organic language of nature and blends into a range that refers to both mountains and sea, resulting in a set of “gills”. These gills are of great importance in the quality of the building interiors as they allow both interior natural light and energy control.

The need to introduce natural lighting at the heart of the project was even transferred to the baggage claim area, an area whose design is usually neglected. Thus the main function of these "solar gill" covers is to introduce natural light in winter and control it in summer by careful guidance, thus ensuring the environmental responsibility and energy efficiency of the proposal.

The roof landscape responds to the organic language of nature


Place/Date: La Coruña, 2011
Client: Aena
Budget: Confidential
Area: 18.334 m²
Architects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: Sener Ingeniería
Project Status: Tender
Team: Andoni Arrizabalaga - David Ávila - Alicia Castilla - Mario Castillo - Eva Couto - Jugatx López Amurrio - Ignacio Mery - Francisco Rojo - Óscar Torrejón - Luis Vidal - Manuel Villanueva