New Airport in Barcelona
Spain aspires to become for a long time already the most hospitable country for tourists and businessmen — thanks to it, for the American travellers receiving the visa of the countries of the Schengen agreement (Schengen visa) in the Spanish embassy, period of validity of this visa — whole half a year. And here now the next step to increase of comfort having a rest — one of the largest airports of Europe in Barcelona became on one terminal more.
On building of the terminal having the form and a kind of a sword, it is spent about 1,7 billion dollars. On expectations, introduction of the new area will allow to increase a volume of passenger traffic to 30 million persons a year — this figure in 2 times more present throughput of the airport.
The bent and smooth terminal which has been developed Ricardo Bofill reflects recent trends in building not only facilities of similar appointment, but also in general, any modern buildings. It is a question and of solar batteries, and about water heated up glass walls which, in addition, allow to illuminate perfectly a building natural light and to admire a fine view on the city.
The airport — now not simply transport station, but also a resort — SPA, fitness-centre, a hairdressing salon, churches of various faiths, beds and, certainly, about 80 shops and restaurants — all it provides comfortable conditions of passengers in case of delay of departures and flights.
Among 19 airlines which now are based in T1, it is possible to notice: US Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Spainair.
Among 19 airlines which now are based in T1, it is possible to notice: US Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Spainair. Them will soon join American Airlines, airline Iberia and Vueling.
Terminal T1 is extremely difficult design from the point of view of logistics and technologies: more than 100,000 passengers will pass through the terminal every day, and more than 15,000 people will work there. Integration of the big communication centre and the centre on rendering of services in the field of communication has rendered a great influence on design of a building.
All aforesaid allows to say that we are witnesses of opening of one of the largest projects of the civil building, ever spent in Europe; the project combining high technologies, respect for environment and high quality of service.