It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 03/11/11
The new airport, designed by Integrated Design Associates and designated as the country’s second international gateway, is located on an island with very limited land mass for an international airport of this size. With airfield infrastructure consuming nearly all the available land our concept of a “floating terminal” has been selected by the Government for its innovative, exciting and eco-friendly approach. The proposed terminal is built entirely on stilts over water without reclamation to preserve the existing environment and the natural coastline. With blue sea, white sandy beach as backdrop the new airport aims to provide passengers with a unique and memorable travel experience. All passengers arrive and leave the airport by boats.
The judges said: 'The proposal for the new airport in the Maldives is a unique development combining local expertise and materials with contemporary, sustainable technologies. The project was well researched and if realised would have a positive impact on the Maldives economy.