A work of the American firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), the recently inaugurated Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai presents a sculptural concrete canopy with motifs inspired in the tradition of Indian pavilions and courtyards. Held up by thirty columns, the ensemble of cells presents pieces of glass whose colors resemble those of the tail of a peacock, the country’s national bird. The decorative roof extends beyond the four-level building’s glazed facades. The 40-hectare terminal has an X-shaped floor plan – with a modular design that reduces execution time – that minimizes walking distances for travelers catching domestic and international flights.
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architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.