Drawing on Australia’s natural beauty, the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage and strong sustainability principles, the final design of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport’s passenger terminal has been unveiled. (IMAGE: Western Sydney International Airport) Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said every aspect of the design brings together world’s best practice to create a terminal that will offer passengers and airlines an experience unrivalled among Australian airports. “This will be Australia’s best airport terminal, unlike anything seen before in this country,” Hickey said. “It sets a new benchmark for what Australians will expect when they fly.”
Simple and intuitive wayfinding around a terminal that will be easy to navigate, will come together with great customer service to ensure passengers have a stress-free airport experience. “Flying from Western Sydney International will be fast, easy and seamless,” Hickey said. “For airlines, our terminal will be all about operational efficiency and reliability, providing an environment where passengers arrive at the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to fly.”
(IMAGE: Western Sydney International Airport) Hickey highlighted the importance of the consultation with Aboriginal communities throughout the design process. “A connection to Country will be reflected across both the departures and arrivals, ensuring the terminal has an authentic sense of place in Dharug country.” Hickey said sustainability considerations are front and centre, with passive design principles drawing on natural light and airflows to provide superior energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. “A climate responsive façade with ample shading and high-performance glass will ensure less energy is needed to keep the terminal at a comfortable temperature all year round,” he said.