Bole Int’ Airport

Featured Image Source: Vob08, Under Creative Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bole_international_airport.jpg

Bole International Airport, the main airport for Addis Ababa and Ethiopia recently got a new terminal (2003), with another new terminal being built at the moment. The new international terminal is an example of what can be done with glass and steel, a master class in modern architecture.

With a large amount of space, light and airiness, the terminal uses a large amount of glass on each side of the building to allow this light to flood into the building. The large steel frame roof allows the building to have a free floor plan with few columns.

The new terminal has a relatively simple tiled floor and uses neutral or white to cover the walls. The building is modern and simple.

The terminal allows a huge number of extra people to see the amazing country and experience all its sights and sounds.

In 2012 the airport announced a new expansion with a new terminal to be added. It is currently under construction but seems to be in much the same modern simple style!


Sources

Wikipedia, Pbase, Pics to Pin, The African Aviation Tribune, Ethioabay (Taxiway Expansion)Atw Online, Ethioabay (Expansion Airport), Skyscrapercity, Airport Technology

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s