March 2012: On the Drawing Board
Pennsylvania hospital to provide quieter patient quarters; Abu Dhabi airport terminal positions city for tourism spike; and supportive housing developments blossoming in New York boroughs.
Abu Dhabi Airport terminal positions city for tourism spike
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the new Midfield Terminal Complex at the Abu Dhabi International Airport has been approved by the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. The terminal is conceived as a gateway to the city. The design creates large, unimpeded internal zones that will enhance passenger experiences and accommodate long-term adaptability to industry demands. Long-span arches support the roof, reaching 50 meters at the highest point. The internal scale of the departure hall creates a sense of openness, allowing for connectivity with the exterior landscape. When completed, ultimate capacity will exceed 50 million travelers and 2 million tons of cargo per year.