Carbon net-zero design for Delhi Noida International Airport revealed

Carbon net-zero design for Delhi Noida International Airport revealed
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Architecture firms Nordic Office of Architecture , Grimshaw , Haptic and consultants STUP have won the competition to design a carbon-neutral terminal for Delhi Noida International Airport in India . Delhi Noida International Airport will be built in Jewar, 25 miles south of Delhi, by developer Zurich Airport International. The winners, who promised to design "India’s greenest airport", saw off competition from rival teams Gensler and Arup, and SOM and Mott McDonalds. A goal of carbon net-zero and a LEED Gold standard certification has been set for the airport terminal, which will have the capacity to serve 30 million passengers per year. Carbon net-zero, also known as carbon-neutral design, is a term for buildings that seek to remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they put in. The winning design for the terminal building features indoor trees and a landscaped courtyard within the building, to bring in the light and to ventilate the space. Green spaces are also planned for the airport forecourt. "Delhi Noida International Airport will become a unique new gateway to the world city of Delhi and to the state of Uttar Pradesh," said Nordic founding partner Gudmund Stokke. "Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP […]

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