Western Sydney International Airport has released the first design images, showcasing the new terminal building, following a competition to find a designer.
Successful architectural team Zaha Hadid Architects, and Australian architects, Cox Architecture won the competition, which generated more than 40 design entrants, and will design the terminal precinct.
The winning design focuses on the customer journey while paying tribute to the Western Sydney region and natural landscape. It passed a range of value-for-money and technical reviews.
Major earthworks set to commence next year leading to the construction of runways, roads, rail and the terminal.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the designs showed the once-in-a-generation infrastructure project coming to life.
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“This is set to be the largest gateway to Australia and these designs are another step to making it a reality,” Morrison said.
“Designed alongside locals and built by local workers the airport will deliver massive economic benefits to the region.”
The appointment of the architectural design team and the first look at the terminal design is a major milestone in the delivery of the federally funded, $5.3 billion Western Sydney International.
The terminal will be designed for modular expansion to accommodate the long term capacity of up to 80 million passengers expected every year by the early 2060’s.
The airport has committed to delivering 30 per cent of direct job opportunities to Western Sydney residents and is currently exceeding that target.
The airport construction is expected to be complete by 2026.