As we know, airports are the places we put our first step as we arrive any new destinations. With impressive structures, airports can be beautiful as well. Below are some of the world’s best airports that can literally make you wonder about beautiful structures:
Wellington International Airport, New Zealand
New Zealand’s famous architecture and old legends are the inspiration behind the presence of its newest terminal. Not what typical airports look like, The Rock is a giant structure which seems to come out straight from the ground. The use of wood in interiors creates a warm ambience, and high windows leave focused pools of light on the ground like reflections on the water’s surface.
Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
Kansai Airport’s Terminal 1 is the largest in the world. Encompassed on each side by glass, passengers have an incredible view of planes as they take off and land, while an airplane wing-shaped roof helps air to circulate. Even more impressive is that this airport sits on an artificially created island three miles off the coast of Osaka.
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen, China
The curved design of the airport seems like a creature in motion. According to the architect, the structure is inspired by the manta ray, a fish often found off the coast of China.
Queen Tamar Airport
The shining black and white structure was inspired by the old watchtowers of Mestia, while inside its narrow curved walls there’s sufficient space for a control tower, café and waiting room.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India
With its curved white roof, the airport seems like the ancient royal palace of the Mughal era. Exceptionally designed, the pillars are designed by traditional Indian patterns and texture.
Daocheng Yading Airport, Tibet
Daocheng Yading is the world’s highest civilian airport. At 4,411m (14,472 ft.) above sea level, the airport is so high that altitude sickness is a real thing here for visitors, but worth it for the unbelievable views of the mountainous landscape beyond.