Benoy lands design work for Bahrain airport terminal

New terminal expected to be completed by 2019

PHOTO: A proposed departure gate at Bahrain International Airport’s New Terminal. Credit: Benoy

The UK-based design firm Benoy has announced it has been appointed as sub-consultant to Hill International for work on a new terminal at Bahrain International Airport.

The services to be provided by Benoy run from concept design to documentation for the interior design of public spaces within the terminal, which is expected to increase the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers per year.

The company says that new technology will also be included in the terminal that will help maintain safety and security, improve passenger convenience and speed up processes from check-in to boarding.

It will also have dedicated premium-class facilities and a retail, food and beverage and duty free zone.

The planned 200,000 sqm terminal is expected to complete in 2019.

“Benoy is honoured to be working with Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Bahrain Airport Company on their vision for the future of the country. By applying our knowledge of the region with our expertise across aviation, hospitality and retail, we have helped to shape this terminal into a boutique experience for guests travelling to and from the kingdom,” said Paul Priest, head of Benoy’s MENA Studios.

Craig Menzies, director at Benoy, added: “We wanted the design language to symbolise the many facets of Bahrain. The airport has the technology and modern facilities which all travellers have come to expect, however, we didn’t want to lose the rich identity of this country in the process. Our design has ensured that when guests enter the terminal, they will know they have arrived in Bahrain.”

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