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El Dorado New Airport Terminal

El Dorado International Airport - Bogota, Colombia

Zyscovich Architects and ADPI, under the direction of OPAlN, the Airport Concessionaire, reviewed the El Dorado airport master plan initially prepared in 2001. Consequently, during the validation process of the master plan, the consortium of Zyscovich Architects and ADPi, planned an alternative proposal of a new, unified passenger terminal to replace the previously proposed existing terminal renovation and the construction of a new independent international terminal. As a result of this evaluation, ADPi completed the schematic design phase of the proposed unified scheme. Zyscovich Architects, in an independent contract with the airport operators, was put in charge of developing the design and producing construction documents for the new International Airport.

In addition to improving the intrinsic limitations of renovating a terminal that was designed and built more than 50 years ago, the proposal improves substantially the passenger experience, the terminal’s commercial and logistical aspects, and provides for a more efficient hub operation.  The updated alternative was developed for a new 34-gate terminal and master construction for the new El Dorado Airport. This project was accomplished in two phases, which were precisely planned so that operations and capacity were never, at any point, interrupted. The New Terminal includes separate international and domestic gates, with commercial and duty free areas, immigration facilities, offices, airline support spaces, and independent landside facilities. Following the new international security policies, the concept offers complete separation between arriving and departing passengers both on the international and the domestic side, and security check points for gate to gate connections for passengers in transit.

 

Zyscovich Architects and ADPI, under the direction of OPAlN, the Airport Concessionaire, reviewed the El Dorado airport master plan initially prepared in 2001. Consequently, during the validation process of the master plan, the consortium of Zyscovich Architects and ADPi, planned an alternative proposal of a new, unified passenger terminal to replace the previously proposed existing terminal renovation and the construction of a new independent international terminal. As a result of this evaluation, ADPi completed the schematic design phase of the proposed unified scheme. Zyscovich Architects, in an independent contract with the airport operators, was put in charge of developing the design and producing construction documents for the new International Airport.

In addition to improving the intrinsic limitations of renovating a terminal that was designed and built more than 50 years ago, the proposal improves substantially the passenger experience, the terminal’s commercial and logistical aspects, and provides for a more efficient hub operation.  The updated alternative was developed for a new 34-gate terminal and master construction for the new El Dorado Airport. This project was accomplished in two phases, which were precisely planned so that operations and capacity were never, at any point, interrupted. The New Terminal includes separate international and domestic gates, with commercial and duty free areas, immigration facilities, offices, airline support spaces, and independent landside facilities. Following the new international security policies, the concept offers complete separation between arriving and departing passengers both on the international and the domestic side, and security check points for gate to gate connections for passengers in transit.