Kualanamu International Airport

Location

Medan

Client

PT Angkasa Pura II



We are proud for being appointed the architect of the second largest Airport in Indonesia, the Kualanamu International Airport in Medan after winning a design competition held in the end of 2006. This airport is the first multimode international hub airport in Indonesia, equipped with fully automated inline baggage handling system.

The architectural concept is the crystallization of an oil palm tree, through a basic repetitive form expressed as a modern roof. The atrium acts as a grand space, combining people from the time of departure and arrival, while the traffic circulation at the arrival zone leads to a parking space separated by the train station.

A green concept approach was utilized by providing a wide roof, which overhangs for greater shading. Vertical louvers almost covering the entire perimeter of the terminal building has the same purpose. Extensive skylight allows natural lighting to penetrate throughout the building, while the low e-glass was selected to protect the interior from heat gain.

The first phase terminal development caters 8 to10 million passengers per year and has been completed in 2012. The next phase is planned to cater for 35 million passengers per year by 2025.