Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) International Airport, New Terminal, India



The design and vision for the new integrated passenger terminal at Tiruchirappalli International Airport in India, reflects the position of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) as a key strategic point in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The concept combines references from local heritage and culture with a contemporary architectural language, creating a sense of place and identity for arriving and departing passengers. 

The expressive form of the roof and multi-layered façade take inspiration from the geometry, textures and colours of Trichy's unique traditional temple architecture and the landscape which it sits within.

The terminal features a dynamic new forecourt, arrivals concourse, check-in areas, departures lounge, baggage reclaim and landside landscape areas. 

Climatic constraints, local customs and specific Indian security processes have been considered and are reflected in the aesthetic, planning and structural design.

The GRIHA Four Star rated sustainable design maximises the use of natural light within the building and incorporates renewable energy measures, such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels.

The 60,000m² terminal will accommodate both international and domestic flights for over 3.5 million passengers each year.

Pascall+Watson were design team leaders for the concept design and provided masterplanning, architectural, interior and wayfinding design services.

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