most stylish airports in the world
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Canada
. Its main terminal was designed by world renowned architect Cesar Pelli in association with Stantec Architecture Ltd.It was the first airport terminal to be certified for its environmental friendliness, and notable for its ultra modern look and energy efficiency.
Incheon International Airport South Korea
. Built on reclaimed land, this arc shaped construction intended to suggest the ancient Korean temples is the country largest building.Architects have noted its feeling of warmth and welcome, and there has been widespread praise of the airport design and clean lines.The airport has been voted best in the world several times.
Munich Airport Germany
. The airport much praised glass and steel Terminal Two, which includes a massage room, prayer room with fir floors, and Plexiglass walls, a Bavarian deli, and even a brewery (between terminals one and two).
Bilbao Airport Spain
. This confident, bustling little city small enough to walk around is now an international art hotspot thanks to Frank Gehry titanium masterpiece, the Museo Guggenheim.The less striking Museo de Bellas Artes also houses some of the finest art in Spain.The rejuvenated port nestles in the green folds of the Euskadi coastal mountains on the Bay of Biscay.Besides the exciting new architecture of Bilbao renaissance, there is a beautiful medieval quart
Suvarnabhumi Airport Thailand
. Thailand capital is south east Asia most enigmatic city, a head on clash between tradition and modernity.First time visitors may be a little taken aback by the concrete canyons and futuristic, billboard covered skyscrapers, but take a few steps away from the main roads into one of the city countless alleys and traditional Thai culture is everywhere an urban cornucopia of smells, tastes, sounds and sights that one is unlikely to forget.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport Malaysia
. Eye catching architecture, water fountain, free wifiWhen the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Malaysian capital, they will discover a modern city with a rich colonial legacy, writes Nigel Richardson.
Hong Kong International Airport China
. Uilt on an island, handles 53.3 million passengers annually, contains a golf course and 3D cinema
London Heathrow Airport UK
. Erminal 5 building (designed by Richard Rogers), Gordon Ramsay restaurant, colossal number of shops.
Wellington International Airport New Zealand
. Sleek, relaxing terminal interiors useful as the airport is noted for crosswinds and turbulent landings.
OHare International Airport US
. One of the world busiest airports, regularly voted America best.
King Abdulaziz International Airport Saudi Arabia
. Hajj terminal built specifically for pilgrims visiting Mecca covers 100 acres and is known for its tent shaped roof.
Denver International Airport US
. Teflon coated fibreglass roof resembles the Rocky Mountain views, artwork often displayed inside, solar powered.
Los Angeles International Airport US
. distinctive Theme Building resembles a flying saucer on four legs a restaurant is suspended beneath.
Marrakesh Menara Airport Morocco
. Stylish exterior covered in arabesques blends modernity with tradition.
Samui Airport Thailand
. Relaxing departure lounge feels more like a hip bar than an airport.
Madrid Barajas Airport Spain
. Trendy Terminal 4, designed by Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers, has won awards and is one of the world largest.
Dubai International Airport UAE
. Euro 3 billion Terminal 3, very cool elevators.
Changi Airport Singapore
. Butterfly garden, orchids, five metre Green Wall, handles 46.5 million passengers a year, has won over 390 awards.
TWA Flight Centre JFK
. Recently refurbished, stylish exterior (designed by Robert Stern) made to resemble a bird landing, impressive interior with passenger tubes, aviation museum.
New York JFK Airport
. The distinctive Worldport terminal at New York JFK Airport is earmarked for demolition.It was orignally known as the Pan Am terminal, and with its flying saucer shape, has appeared in a number of films, including Live and Let Die.Its impending demise has upset many, who see it as an important relic of the air travel glamorous heydey, and a campaign group is fighting to have it saved.
San Francisco CA
. Think of as the recycled airport but in a good way.Architecture firm Gensler tackled a Doller 383 million renovation of the terminal, with a focus on being green.The result is the first terminal in the US to achieve LEED gold status.Building material from the old terminal was reused, and passengers can refill water bottles at hydration stations around the terminal.SFO also doubles as an accredited art museum look out
Wellington New Zealand
. Welcome to, arguably New Zealand most dramatic airport.There nothing bland or business like about the design, which takes its inspiration from a series of boulders along Wellington south coast.Both the interior and exterior of the terminal are clad in folding sheets of copper and mimic the design of the boulder.The design does it have its critics, though, who say it looks a lot like a bunch of pumpkins.
. The design of in the Madrid Barajas Airport has been described as joyful and exuberant.we would like to throw in whimsical and inspiring too.The undulating wooden ceiling is supported by a canopy of rainbow colored trees that makes it seem like you are walking through a magical forest.Other notable design elements include the massive, disk shaped lights and air conditioning vents, which look like sculptures.The architects, the Richard Rogers Part
. Opened in 2011, Canada newest airport is also its first LEED certified.Architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, which also worked on Malaysia took a mid century modern approach to the .The design uses plenty of glass and light and features floor to ceiling windows and more than 55 skylights.The architects have said the design is meant to mimic the expansiveness of the prairie.
. Changi Airport is consistently rated as one of the top airports in the world (not many airports can boast a pool, gardens, and cinema).While all the terminals are stylish, which completed a SDoller 500 million upgrade in July 2012 is a stand out.The redesigned terminal has a tropical garden theme, with plenty of spacious open areas.One highlight is the Kinetic Rain sculpture, which hovers over the departures area.Consisting of 1,216 raindrops mad
London Heathrow Airport United Kingdom
. Heathrow is the busiest of London six airports, which together serve more than 130 million passengers every year.Its newest terminal for passengers, Terminal 5, opened in 2008 19 years after planning for its construction began.
Dubai International Airport United Arab Emirates
. The main airport for the nearby city that shares its name, Dubai International Airport boasts both the largest airport terminal in the world and the second largest building in the world (by floor space), for its Terminal 3, which spans more than 12.7 million square feet.
Denver International Airport Colo
. At more than 50 square miles, Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the United States and the second largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Airport.
Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles
. Sometimes called the Gateway to the Pacific Rim, the airport often referred to by its call letters (LAX) is perhaps best known for the spaceship style architecture of its Theme Building, a restaurant suspended by a pair of arches, with panoramic views of the airport runway.