Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Terminal 1 Expansion 133
The expansion of Terminal 1 repositions South
monolithic plinth with elegant steel branches
Bengaluru’s reputation as India’s “Garden
India’s busiest airport as an important hub for
that pass through a suspended ceiling to meet
City.” New passenger amenities include
international travelers and cargo.
the structure above.
enhanced seating areas at gate lounges and a
With a design that creates a pleasant and
Along with the building’s large overhang,
efﬁcient curbside-to-aircraft passenger
the use of low-e glazing reduces unwanted
Expanded, centralized departure areas
experience, the open, welcoming environment
heat gain to create an energy-efﬁcient, high-
include the addition of 30 check-in counters,
is easy to navigate and accommodates
six emigration counters and 11 security
variety of new retail and dining opportunities.
the increasing number of passengers using the airport.
counters serving domestic and Skylights enable natural light to penetrate
from above, linking the atmosphere and The structure creates a grand, dramatic
spacious feeling of the original building with
The expansion adds international gates
presence that seamlessly blends with the
the expansion. At the east and west ends of
designed speciﬁcally for newer wide-bodied
existing terminal. An elegantly curved roof
the terminal, 65-foot-high glass walls ﬂood
aircraft such as the Airbus A380, as well as a
serves as the unifying element for the new and
the space with natural light while creating
more efﬁcient baggage delivery system with
existing facilities, creating a strong physical
commanding views of the outside.
dedicated island carousels.
presence and visual identity for the airport.
◄ vehicular approach to terminal 1
The roof's undulating shape forms a canopy
Silver metallic and bright white ﬁnishes recall
that protects passengers and visitors from
the high-tech nature of the city. Interior
the elements. Its structural system includes a
landscape features and plantings reinforce
2015 design annual
1.44 million sq. ft. / 134,000 sq. m.