The new terminal for Trichy International Airport has made into the shortlist of the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) Awards in category of best future building under construction project. The designer of the terminal building Pascall+Watson group has shared the information on their site. The Pascall+Watson (formerly Pascall+Watson Architects) which is an international architectural firm, founded in 1956 by Clive Pascall and Peter Watson, has designed the new terminal building of Trichy international airport. The ABB LEAF Awards is an annual international architectural prize. It recognises innovative architectural design that sets the benchmark for the international architectural community of the next generation. The LEAF Awards program is operated by the Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF), founded in 2001. As the design of the new terminal building fuses references from local heritage and culture with a contemporary architectural language, creating a sense of place and identity for arriving and departing passengers, the designer Pascall+Watson has sent the design to LEAF awards.
The expressive form of the roof and multi-layered facade take inspiration from the geometry, textures and colours of Trichy’s unique traditional temple architecture and the landscape are stated as uniqueness of the design, the site added. The terminal building which is under progress at an estimated cost of Rs 951 crore is being constructed as per the standards of ‘GRIHA’ (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Four Star-rated sustainable design maximizes the use of natural light within the building and incorporates renewable energy measures, such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and incorporates renewable energy measures, such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels. The ITD Cementation India Limited which has been awarded tender by the AAI. The winners will be revealed on the 24 October, at the annual gala dinner in Berlin.