Nadi International Airport – New Domestic Terminal, Fiji
CM Architects win Architectural and Interior Design contract for future Fiji Airport redevelopment
After working on the major redevelopment of the Nadi International Airport as a Principal at Woods Bagot, CM Architects in 2019 was invited and was successful in being appointed to continue with the Airport for the future redevelopment over the next 25 years.
This is a very exciting win for our team and we are very pleased to have been recognized for the previous design involvement and our ongoing long term involvement with the Fiji Airports team. The project includes the Design of the new Nadi Domestic Terminal as well as an extension to the Nadi International Departures Hall.
CM Architect’s proposition for the design of the new Nadi Domestic Terminal was that it should continue the design aesthetic created with the renovations to the International Terminal Departures hall.
An expansive curved roof overhang which provides covered vehicular and pedestrian drop off lanes also provides excellent shading to the north facing glazing, allowing for all day natural light but reducing solar heat gain.
Future proofing the design for the next 25 years
CM Architects have also proposed that the new building be futureproofed to allow for changes in the Airport operations over the next 25 years. Hence the main structure and key services elements have been located at the perimeter edges to provide maximum flexibility for the internal spaces.
The is also an opportunity for this development to be designed as an ‘EDGE’ certified sustainable building in Fiji.
The international Finance Corporation (IFC), working with the World Bank, has developed a green building certification system for developing nations called EDGE.
Certification can be achieved if the building saves more than 20% energy, water and embodied energy of materials from a base case building model.
Following on from the initial concept design approval in March 2019, CM Architects will be undertaking an assessment with the EDGE system with the intention that the design achieves the following:-
35% energy savings
35% water savings
35% material savings