London, UK – In October 2020 the Government of Uttar Pradesh signed the concession agreement with Zurich Airport International (ZAIA) to commence the development of the Delhi Noida International Airport for a period of 40 years. ZAIA received the security clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to develop the Noida International Airport at Jewar in May 2020, after winning the contract to build and operate Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) in Greater Noida in November 2019.
After a three-phase, design competition between June and August 2020, Zurich Airport International has selected a consortium consisting of Nordic – Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP as the architects to design the passenger terminal of Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) at Jewar 40 kilometres south east of the city.
The winner was selected from three shortlisted teams which also included Gensler / Arup and SOM / Mott McDonalds. The design competition was conducted under exceptional circumstances, and the architects prepared and presented their designs collaborating and communicating remotely.
The design team brings experience from a range of world class airport projects; including Oslo Airport, dubbed the world’s greenest airport upon opening, and Istanbul Airport, the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof. Zürich Airport stated: The winning design, presented by Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP, best fits the defined project objectives: merging Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality, creating a modern and seamless passenger experience, setting new benchmarks in sustainability for airport terminal buildings in India, envisioning green spaces inside and around the building, offering a concept for a future airport city, and providing flexible expansion options to serve 30 million passengers per year in the future.