Reecha Kulkarni / March 16, 2018
Mumbai’s two airports will soon have a third – the Navi Mumbai International Airport is finally coming together after almost a decade of it being proposed. And it will not be ordinary. British architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects has officially been commissioned for the project, after winning a 12-week design competition held by GVK, the Indian conglomerate responsible for the development of the airport.
The firm will be designing the new airport’s Terminal 1 and the Air Traffic Control tower, and we’re expecting great things from their first major project in India. “Our ambition is for the design to speak to India’s future, while celebrating its present and honouring its past,” said Cristiano Ceccato, ZHA Project Director, according to the Zaha Hadid Instagram account.
Pictured: The London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Summer Olympics/ Photograph source: Wikimedia Commons
This is where I used to come back after a Test Series, this is where I came back after I became Captain of [the Indian Cricket Team], this very place is everything for me.