'FUTURE PROOF' AIRPORT
Where is it?
Between Warsaw and Łódź, Poland
When will it be completed?
Did you know?
The airport hopes to meet a 65 million passenger target by 2060
Foster + Partners and Buro Happold have been chosen to design the new CPK airport between Warsaw and Łódź in Poland. Once complete, it is said that the project will act as a symbolic gateway to Poland, a 21st century transport interchange which brings together air, rail and road, while reflecting the country’s national identity.
The vision for CPK airport includes a landside interchange plaza that is animated by greenery and natural light. Plans for the plaza are also said to be able to accommodate future emerging technologies. The design ideas include a simple, continuous vaulted roof which directs passengers from the plaza towards the aircraft.
Those behind the project hope that the functional and flexible layout, with minimal level changes, will allow for efficient and seamless passenger flows and optimised transfers. Additionally, visual connections to the surrounding landscape will anchor the transport hub within its geographic context and help to establish a strong sense of place.
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF FOSTER + PARTNERS
Foster + Partners is planning for opportunities for modularisation and prefabrication to be maximised, allowing the transport hub to adapt to ever-evolving operational needs. The company says that this creates a resilient and future-proof scheme that stands the test of time.
Construction of the CPK airport will be completed in 2027 and will initially serve up to 40 million passengers. The estimated cost of building the airport is €8 billion (US$8.6 billion).