The first preview of Sydney’s new Airport has been unveiled with architects appointed to design the state-of-the-art terminal precinct at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Graham Millett said an architectural team consisting of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture in Sydney was selected from more than 40 entrants as the winners of the terminal precinct design competition.
“The brief was to design an airport that the people of Western Sydney can be proud of and provide a real sense of place with a focus on the customer journey and efficiencies for airlines,” Millett said.
“Whether arriving at the airport by road, rail or air, passengers will be greeted by landscaped gardens within a grand public plaza that will offer a great choice of retail, dining and entertainment.
“The layout of the terminal will come together with technology and outstanding customer service to give operators and their passengers a reliable, fun and stress-free airport experience.”
Zaha Hadid Architects designed the new Beijing Daxing International Airport and the Navi Mumbai International Airport. Cox Architecture are designing the Victoria Cross Station in Sydney and Western Sydney’s new Sydney Coliseum Theatre.
Western Sydney International will cater for up to 10 million passengers per year on opening in 2026, growing in stages and over decades to eventually become the largest gateway to Australia at 82 million per year.
“On opening, Western Sydney International will be the closest major airport for almost 3 million people,” Millett said.
“We expect that many people travelling overseas to visit friends and relatives, or people coming to visit loved ones in Western Sydney, will take advantage of how easy it will be to get to the new Airport.”
Millett said Western Sydney International will be a full-service domestic and international airport, catering for both premium service and low-cost carriers.