Airports Company South
Target Projects, DT2
Basil Nair & Associates, Keith Fletcher
Cape Town International Airport
The Central Terminal integrates all departing passengers in a new central check-in hall which links and incorporates the existing International and Domestic Arrivals terminals.
The 75 000m² Central Terminal at Cape Town International Airport was constructed to accommodate increased passenger traffic for the2010 Soccer World Cup and beyond. Both International and Domestic Departures are consolidated into one check-in hall on the second floor. Security processing is centralized with separate adjustable international and domestic departing passenger compartments.
A curved floating roof spans the entire check-in hall and is intersected at its lower end by a dramaticwing- shaped roof over the adjacent elevated drop-off road. The soaring interior architecture and finishes combine to theme the terminal with its context. The Ground Floor atrium unites arriving passengers from the International Arrivals Terminal and the existing Domestic Arrivals Terminal and gives access to the central plaza which links the MyCiti public transport system with the new centralised car rental facility and upgraded parkingfacilities.
The Central Terminal at CTIA has become an iconic landmark building for Cape Town with a strong image and identity reminiscent of flying.