India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today laid the foundation stone for the new Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Attended by members of our New Delhi studio’s project team, the event celebrated the formal commencement of construction for India's first net zero emissions airport, which will create an important international transport hub for Uttar Pradesh.
As airport development consultants, we have prepared the urban development guidelines for the airport neighbourhood around the facility and a green campus concept landscape masterplan for the entire 1,334 hectare layout, which will form a guiding toolkit for concessionaires taken on board by our client Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a subsidiary of Zurich Airport International.
In addition, an interdisciplinary team has collaborated on a project to provide architecture, structural engineering, building services engineering, and interior and landscape design for the new NIA visitor centre, which minimises waste and reduces carbon emissions by reusing old shipping containers with a circular design approach.
Urbanism director Manisha Bhartia said: “It has been an honour to have been in attendance with YIAPL, the wider project team and stakeholders today. We have collaborated closely to develop a unique and inspiring vision which supports the airport’s ambitions to create a sustainable airport ecosystem and vibrant neighbourhood, with efficient modular infrastructure and connectivity.”
Design director Samir Shaikh, said: “It’s fantastic to be part of this project which aligns with India’s vision towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector, acting as a benchmark for sustainable infrastructure and operations across the world.”