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The idea of the airport is inspired by the wings of bats.. It has distinct wings from other birds.. The shape of the streamlined wings of bats was taken to… more
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When talking about ideas and inspiration, it is important to mention a few points:
Especially about this design, which is said to be inspired by the shape of a bat's wing.
1. It seems that using a winged form or arms that are separated from a center is suitable for solving the internal plan of an airport. But the linear form is better for airplanes.
2. Direct inspiration from shapes is not considered valuable in architecture. Like simile in literature, which has less value than metaphor.
3. No observer understands the work of architecture from a bird's eye view so that he is delighted to see it. So it is better to look for human views in design.
4. The most important issue of designing an airport, despite its symbolic design, arises from solving physical relationships and these two intersect.
The idea of the airport is inspired by the wings of bats.. It has distinct wings from other birds.. The shape of the streamlined wings of bats was taken to transform this design into an organic, streamlined style.
Sana'a International Airport is designed to accommodate the increasing number of air travelers and promote tourism in Yemen, which may become a global exchange hub. Therefore, Sana'a Airport with its new design will keep pace with the requirements of civil aviation for transportation to become a link between Yemeni Airlines with other international lines, as a transit station for passengers between Continent of Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition to its local importance in Yemen, which will give the airport additional importance at the local and regional levels.
It was taken into account during the design through the use of natural light through the domes used on the roof of the building, since Sanaa’s climate is relatively mild, which allows us to use glass.
The steel structure and the GRC concrete shell were used in the ceilings. The opaque glass was used to reduce the ingress of direct sunlight. Solar energy was used on the roof of the building and the parking lots.