First look at Western Sydney International Airport terminal

Photo from Western Sydney Airport.

The first design images have been released for Western Sydney International Airport’s terminal.

The design is the next step in the creation of Western Sydney International, with major earthworks set to commence next year leading to the construction of runways, roads, rail and the terminal.

The innovative design of the country’s biggest aviation project in decades follows the appointment of the architects who will design the terminal precinct.

Successful architectural team Zaha Hadid Architects, and Australian architects, Cox Architecture won the honour to design the terminal precinct following a competitive process which generated more than 40 design entrants.

The winning design focuses on the customer journey while paying tribute to the Western Sydney region and natural landscape. It passed a range of value-for-money and technical reviews.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the designs showed the once-in-a-generation infrastructure project coming to life.

Photo from Western Sydney Airport.

“This is set to be the largest gateway to Australia and these designs are another step to making it a reality,” Mr. Morrison said.

“Designed alongside locals and built by local workers the airport will deliver massive economic benefits to the region.”

The appointment of the architectural design team and the first look at the terminal design is a major milestone in the delivery of the federally funded, $5.3 billion Western Sydney International.

The terminal will be designed for modular expansion to accommodate the long term capacity of up to 80 million passengers expected every year by the early 2060’s.

The airport has committed to delivering 30 per cent of direct job opportunities to Western Sydney residents and is currently exceeding that target.

The airport construction is expected to be complete by 2026.

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