Rajiv Gandhi Airport

Project information

  1. Location Hyderabad‚ India
  2. Area108.000 m²
  3. Construction cost3‚5 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year2004 — 2008
  2. StatusCompleted
  3. Partners COWI Denmark
    STUP Consultants India
  4. Client GMR Hyderabad International Airport LTD
  5. Enquiries Christian Henriksen
  6. Scope Airport planning and design
    Masterplanning

Commission to land

In an international competition in 2003, Nordic won the commission for the masterplan and terminal building of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India. This was a complex project of formidable size, both in terms of surface area and passenger capacity of 12 million per year.

Designed to grow

The airport covers a ground area of 24 square kilometers, and has two runways 2.3 kilometers apart.  Nordic planned the terminal area to allow incremental growth up to 42 million passengers per year, which in airport terms is within the world’s top 30. 

Easy expansion

The masterplan allocated areas for railway services, hotels, cargo, maintenance facilities and an extensive airport city. There is room for expansion without affecting neighboring areas, and the airside taxiway system makes aircraft movement on the ground as short and sweet as possible.  

Spirit of India

The terminal building itself is designed to capture the Indian spirit by combining lush outdoor park areas with a tent covered plaza.