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Baltimore Airport New Control Tower

The Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI) is heading towards a new phase of improving the terminal's infrastructure through the modernization of its facilities. One of the key elements for this is the new Air Traffic Control Tower that improves safety and enhances the airport experience for both passengers and airlines. 

The control tower rises into the sky, transforming the horizon and becoming a symbol of the new identity of BWI Marshall Airport. This iconic infrastructure stands as a powerful image of the future challenges of BWI Marshall Airport, representing its core values. A technological tower that will be not only functional, but also cost effective, recognizable and sustainable. 

That was the real challenge for our team: designing a tower that will shape the future of BWI. With exquisite functional planning and complying with all the restrictions and requirements, the control tower not only complements and upgrades the terminal, but also accompanies it in its growth as an integral part of the airport. 

We are a cross-disciplinary team with internationally recognized experience in airport design and aviation project management that understands what passengers want when they fly, what airlines demand, and what stakeholders expect from the facilities.

We believe in the importance of dialogue and we have a strong commitment to responsibility, understood from its economic, social, and environmental point of view.

And all these values and our commitment to responsibility are present in our design proposal. From the economic point of view, the control tower will be cost-effective, providing the best quality product on time and within budget. From the social point of view, the control tower will improve safety and will represent a boost to BWI Marshall Airport’s identity. Because, when you build identity, you also create interaction and identification, thus reinforcing the community value. Finally, the tower will be sustainable and energy efficient.

In short, the new control tower will become an icon of the future, combining innovation with performance, development with sustainability, cost efficiency with quality, identity with functionality, and technology with emotion.

A world-class Air Traffic Control Tower for BWI Marshall Airport


Place/Date: Baltimore, 2014
Client: Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall
Budget: Confidential
Area: Not available
Architects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: AECOM
Project Status: Tender
Team: Andoni Arrizabalaga - María Astiaso - Fernando Callejón - Marta Cumellas - Alba del Castillo - David López - Javier Torrado - Óscar Torrejón - Luis Vidal