International passenger terminal T1A in Kazan is completed
The new passenger terminal 1A is the international expansion of the airport complex in Kazan, which is expected to serve the flow of passengers in the upcoming '2013 Kazan Universiade'. The building is located next to the existing Terminal 1. The terminal capacity is 600 passengers in the peak hours in level of service 'Class C' by IATA. The annual passenger flow is 1,200,000 passenger per year. The main aim of the project is not only to build processing building for the passengers, but landmark building serving as 'Gate to Kazan'.
The entrance hall from landside is formed as monumental unified space. Landside and airside halls are located in common roof construction. They articulate common space volume functionally divided from the centrally located 'administrative and processing block' formed as 'building inside the building'. The exterior forms are dynamic and active and represent the 'active nature' of the flights. All used materials are warm and neutral. The passengers can be serviced on airside by boarding buses and four boarding bridges.
On the ground level are located the main processing areas. The second level is partially built and has boarding bridges gate saloons and administrative units. The processing units on ground level and administrative units in first level are unified in common 'internal building' volume that divides airside from landside. The landside entrance hall is with height of two levels. In airside area the passengers-flows are divided in four separate parts: domestic departures, international departures, domestic arrivals and international arrivals.