Forget Holidaying in the Maldives, I'd Be Happy at Their Future Airport

Doesn't that look tranquil? Even those scared of flying would feel at ease, surrounded by all that water, and inside the hundreds of mini skylights. It's part of a concept brief for the transformation of their Hanimaadhoo Island airport.

Dreamed up by the Norwegian architectures Narud Stokke Wiig and UK agency Haptic, the island currently hosts a smaller domestic airport but will soon be revamped to make way for this stunning terminal.

Haptic described the design as having—

"The roof is formed as a timber diagrid structure with a lightweight, highly insulated skin. The terminal employs several passive design measures, from north facing rooflights and large roof overhangs, to minimise solar gain, to rainwater harvesting and roof mounted photovoltaics."

I love how all those sunlights dot sun patches across the floor. [Haptic via DesignBoom]

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