New International Terminal
Heydar Aliyev International Airport is Baku’s only airport located approximately 30km north east of Baku on the outskirts of the town. It serves approximately 1M of passengers.
Azerbaijan Airlines intend to expand the airport capacity to 2.7M – max 3M passengers/year and to create
a new iconic complex, by refurbishing the existing air terminal building and building a new terminal.
The new terminal is structured over two main floor levels, allowing vertical separation of arriving and departing passengers. The ground level, level 0, as well as baggage reclaim, also accommodates forward bussing lounges and baggage makeup facilities. The mezzanine areas on level 1 have two public functions: on the airside arriving
passengers use the mezzanine to access the baggage reclaim area from the contact stands; on the landside there is the capability to add an inter-airport light rail connector between the domestic and international terminals. It also provides ancillary functions such as offices, plant areas and baggage screening. The departures level, level 2, contains key international departures facilities and contains strategically located areas of retail, as well as some office accommodation. Level 3 contains
retail areas, an exciting viewing terrace and business lounge facilities.
On plan, the Baku International Airport terminal building is of triangular shape with rounded off angles. The approximate length of the building is 190m and the width reaches around 280m. The floor slabs to all levels are built in concrete, over typical 9m by 9m bays or 9m by 13,5m. Through the introduction of a pier at 90 degrees
to the northern side [airside] of the building the facility for contact stands has been increased and also allowed for the introduction of additional retail and lounge facilities. The sweeping curves of the building ensure that contact stands can be installed along the whole length of the airside façade of the building and that no dead areas
(i.e. corners) are created. Building services are designed as a “flow” from the central atrium to the three ends of the triangle and they are therefore symmetric in the three directions.