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Madrid Barajas Airport
- Begun: 2000
- Completed: Feb 2006
- Floor area: 1,158,000m2
- Sector: Transport
- Total cost: £448M
- Tender date: 1997
- Address: Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, 28042, Spain
- Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Estudio Lamela
- Project architect: José Aguilar
- Client: AENA
- Quantity surveyor: Hanscomb Ltd
- Acoustic consultant: Sandy Brown Associates
- Facade engineer: Arup
- Main contractor: Terminal UTE
- Structural engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
- Services engineer: TPS
- Quantity surveyor: Gabinete
- Structural engineer: TPS
- Fire engineer: Warrington Fire Research Consultants
- Landscape architect: dosAdos
Airport terminal designed to handle up to 35 million passengers annually and turn Madrid into a major European hub
Madrid’s Barajas Airport, by Richard Rogers Partnership in collaboration with Estudio Lamela, features a kilometre-long undulating steel roof, shaped in cross-section to resemble a bird in flight. This roof is supported on a bank of central columns painted in the colours of the spectrum and is punctuated by a series of roof lights providing natural lighting throughout the upper level of the terminal.
Light-filled 'canyons' divide the parallel floors that accommodate the various stages of passenger processing - from point of arrival, through check-in and passport and security controls to departure lounges and, finally, to the aircraft.