2013 – Riyadh Airport-T5 Initial Project

Project Description:

GMW MIMARLIK’s design objective was to create a building with a distinct identity and a contemporary expression rather than continuing the form and the style of the existing four terminals designed some 35 years earlier. The large terminal roof was designed as an undulating plate forming parallel waves punctuated by diagonally positioned north facing roof lights. A relatively simpler form and expression was adopted for the linear pier.

Unfortunately the lightweight and elegant roof design was rejected by the Airport Authority, which preferred to see the new terminal to closely reflect the architecture of the existing terminal buildings.