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Michael McKee
Project Principal for Moshe Safdie and Associates

Client
Israeli Airport Authority

Total Area 168,000 sm (1,808,000 sf)
Budget $ 100,000,000

Status Opened 2004

Program

640 Airline Gates plus Hardstands, Passenger Lounges, Rotunda - Duty Free Retail Shops, Food Services, Passenger Services, Airline Lounges.
Baggage Handling and Apron Support Services.
Ben Gurion International Airport
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Ben Gurion International Airport
Airside Terminal, Israel

As Israel’s principal gateway, the new terminal handles 16 million passengers per year. Divided into landside and airside complexes, the latter includes a rotunda offering food, retail facilities, and passenger services, and leads to five concourses radiating outward. Departing passengers descend through the glazed connector into the rotunda, before proceeding to their designated gates. Arriving passengers travel through a mezzanine overlooking the concourses and rotunda before descending toward passport control through the connector. Capped by a shallow dish, the Rotunda receives clerestory light. The concourses and connector are constructed of architectural precast concrete.