Heathrow Airport New Terminal 2
|Category||Commercial, Master plan, Public Space|
|Location||Heathrow, United Kingdom|
|Description||T2a Heathrow Airport: A 21st Century Terminal is about to take off.|
An airport is one of the most visible and important ambassador for a city. This new terminal, ready to welcome 20 million passengers per year, responds to a new model of airport, more human and committed with sustainability as the design of T2a reduces 40% of CO2 emissions.
The symbol of this new hub is an outer skin of textile material inspired in the first airplanes that floods the terminal with natural light.
There is one common element LVA has designed for every user of the future Terminal 2 at Heathrow: the passenger experience.
Passengers react in different ways and moods, affected by different personal factors: time, companions, business, leisure, connecting flights. But there are also common factors that affect
people: the quality of light, acoustics, perceived textures and colors, comfort, ambience, legibility of the building (understanding what comes next) and way finding, as well as views to the exterior where they can orient themselves.
Terminal 2 has been designed taking into account all of these factors, as well as the passenger’s well being and willingness to enjoy what a great Terminal has to offer: quality of waiting spaces, ample and useful information about departures times, concessions, and shopping.
Terminal 2 is the world’s first airport terminal to be awarded BREEAM Excellent rating for its sustainable building design. BREEAM encourages designers, clients and others to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimising the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies. Heathrow’s Terminal 2 was selected by the BREEAM organisation as the standard to define the parameters that need to be fulfilled by an airport building in order to be awarded BREEAM.