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Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport taking shape

Here is a sneak peek inside new terminal buildings at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Here is a sneak peek inside new terminal buildings at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Basic infrastructure and structural work is now well advanced, with interior works due to commence in the main terminal later this year.

The airport is due to be finished in 2014 and will handle 30 million passengers per year. 

Interior designers, Areen, are carrying out the works, which started in February 2011.

The London-based practice was awarded the interior design and supply management contract by SBG in November 2010.

This put Areen in charge of both the design of the interiors and the procurement management of interior finishes and furnishings for the whole project, including the Passenger Terminal Complex, the Control Tower, the new Railway Station and the numerous support and ancillary buildings, including the 120 key airport hotel.

Areen said the design was inspired by the local environment and culture as well as the city’s historical art and architecture, creating a contemporary yet culturally sensitive gateway to Jeddah and the Holy City of Mecca.

 
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Written by @SteveThompsonAM

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