The Zagreb Airport is a strategically placed important European hub, connecting key capital cities and responsible for passenger flow across the continent.

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The new expansion proposed by Zaha Hadid Architects will comprise of a new passenger terminal building that is 75,000 square meters which is predicted to allow double the amount of annual passengers through the airport from 5 million to 10 million. The master plan itself consists of 500,000 square meters of mixed-use development.

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Zaha Hadid Architects’s vision for the new terminal is a distinctive, environmentally advanced building, organized through a series of flow lines, and set in a tapestry-like configuration where landscaped spaces and strategies for future expansion are designed in a single gesture.

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With the new design the existing facilities of the airport are merely being extended to allow for more passengers, while also introducing new state-of-the-art technologies to enable a more pleasant experience.

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The series of flow lines that are organized on the site place a emphasis on longitudinal subdivisions. In addition the fluid grid principle produced an overall site design which blurs the distinction between building and landscape, intensifying the relationship between interior and exterior.

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The interior of the terminal follows a similar language as the exterior envelope, creating no clear distinction between floor, walls, and roofs, instead being devised as a continuous structure containing program elements on multiple levels. The whole structure seamlessly integrates natural light, ventilation, access, signage, and viewing areas to generate a terminal experience that is both logical and enjoyable for passengers, visitors, and those who work there.

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