As always I remind you, are open lists for interpretation and always have a subjective character so if you want to contribute your knowledge, I will be happy to see your preferences to know if you agree or want to include some other terminal in this entry. Let’s now take a look at the most beautiful terminals, among which is, of course, the famous T4 Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.
- Adolfo Suárez Airport in Madrid Barajas
Inaugurated in 1931, this airport currently consists of four terminals, with the unifying factor being the use of bamboo, to create a sense of calm. The most beautiful being the T4, designed by the architects Richard Rogers and Antonio Lamela, and the image (photos by Roland Halbe / Artur Images)
- Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China
The Three of Shenzhen Terminal was designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, who were inspired by the manta ray, a pelagic abundant on the coast of China that shaped the exterior design of the airport.
This three-terminal that accommodates more than 36 million annual passengers consists of 63 fixed doors and another 15 movable that allow that incredible capacity. Photos of both the exterior and interior of the airport are by Leonardo Finotti.
- New Zealand Wellington International Airport
With its modern post-industrial design created by the architecture studio “Studio Pacific Architecture and Warren & Mahoney,” the airport is known as The Rock and is inspired by two legendary sea monsters, called Ngake and Whataitai.
The outer part tried to resemble rocky hills and was built with copper plates that seek to provoke reflections of light, resembling the reflections of the water in the rocks of the sea. The effect is awe-inspiring. Photos by Patrick Reynolds.
- Airport of Lleida Aguaire, Lleida, Spain
This airport was conceived to accommodate more than 400,000 people a year, although at present its traffic does not reach 40,000 passengers per year. Its tower is integrated with the terminal building.
The termination of the airport, whose isolated situation is especially seen in the top or top view, has a color coating, with green, yellow and ocher bands. The photo is by Oscar Laborda.
- King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The most peculiar thing about this airport is its design that resembles a set of tents like the traditional Bedouin shops. A set of pylons holds Teflon tents that form the Saudi international airport.
The airport even houses a mosque and has the capacity for 800,000 passengers since the size of the whole exceeds 500,000 square meters. The photos are by Jay Langlois / Owens Coming
- Menara Airport in Marrakech, Morocco
This modern airport opened at the beginning of the millennium has a spectacular cement roof, Full of drafts and drawings, so classic in the architecture of the Muslim buildings. Its modern design is spectacular.
The cells that form the ceiling let the natural light pass, which creates a nice effect on the interior. It is a design work between the E2A studio in Casablanca and the French company CR, which have created a beautiful mix of tradition and modernity. The photos are by Adam Fowler, Benjamin Edwards.
This compilation with the six most beautiful airport terminals in the world by the Guardian newspaper, we can extend it among all. If you have data or images from other terminals that you think might be on the list, tell us in the comments.