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Zaha Hadid Architects To Design Navi Mumbai International Airport

On Wednesday, the GVK-led NMIAL (Navi Mumbai International Airport Private Limited announced that they appointed globally renowned architecture firm, Zaha Hadid Architects(ZHA) to design Terminal 1 and the ATC Tower of the upcoming international airport in Navi Mumbai.

Dr. GVK Reddy, Founder, and Chairman, GVK and Chairman, NMIAL handed over the letter of appointment for Zaha Hadid Architects on Wednesday.

The London-based ZHA was selected at the end of an intensive 12-week fast track design competition. This competition had some of the best architecture firm participating, and ZHA was one of the contenders that was shortlisted by GVK. The upcoming international airport in Navi Mumbai will ZHA’s first major project in the Indian sub-continent.




ZHA was established in 1979 and had an impressive portfolio of an innovative and iconic architecture of more than 950 projects that has been executed across 45 countries.

For Beijing’s third Airport, the Daxing International Airport, the firm designed their airport terminal that’s spread over 70, 000 sq. This airport will be the world’s biggest airport when it’ll be completed in September 2019.

Their other landmark projects include the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London, the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, the MAXXI Contemporary Arts Centre in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Al Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“Our vision is to establish one more landmark airport that would exceed the benchmarks that GVK had set through MIAL whilst creating Terminal 2 at Mumbai airport. We are committed towards bringing the best global practices from the industry to design, engineer and build this most awaited airport project in India and hence we decided to go with ZHA, a firm known for its path-breaking and remarkable architecture,” GVK chairman said in a statement.

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