Domodedovo Airport – United Terminal Moscow, Russia

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Domodedovo Airport, Moscow : United Terminal

Air Terminal Building in Russia – design by RMJM

31 Oct 2011

Domodedovo Airport Moscow

RMJM awarded Segment 3 of Domodedovo Airport’s United Terminal

RMJM’s European studio has been awarded the contract to design Segment 3 of the United Terminal of Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.

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It will be designed by RMJM’s studios in Edinburgh and Moscow and will increase the airports current capacity by 16.5 million passengers per year, with construction expected to be complete in 2017.

The third segment will be the same size as London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 building and will be 254,000 square metres, almost doubling the airports current size. The cost of the project construction is £262 million (12.9 bln. Rub).

Situated 26 miles southeast of the centre of Moscow, Domodedovo Airport is currently the largest airport in Russia and Eastern Europe in terms of passenger and cargo traffic and includes a railway station connecting it to Moscow city centre.

RMJM will now commence the recruitment of up to an additional 20 staff between Edinburgh and Moscow to carry out the design work over the next 18 months.

Other recent significant transport projects for the group includes the Kolkata airport, Metro Circle Line in Singapore and Hong Kong Admiralty Station. RMJM is currently designing one of three new metro lines and two interchange stations for a Mass Rapid Transit System in Hyderabad, India.

The Domodedovo Airport project continues a 15-year history of RMJM working in Russia.

Tony Kettle, Design Principal of the RMJM European studio, said: “This is a substantial win for us and is a result of recent work in the country. It further demonstrates both our strength and understanding of the region. This is a particularly prestigious project, as it will provide a first impression of Russia for many people travelling to the country. Our design will reflect this aesthetically and in terms of efficiency.”

Charlie Barguirdjian, RMJM Design Director said: “Third segment will handle millions of passengers a year and our aim is to design a terminal that will greatly improve the passenger experience.”

Igor Borisov, Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, said: “Domodedovo Airport is not only one of the largest, but one of the most modern airports in Russia. The choice of RMJM as a designer is dictated by a desire to emphasise Domodedovo Airport’s dynamics and aspirations for the future through architectural solutions.”

Domodedovo Airport – Background Information


Tony Kettle designed The Falkirk wheel, which was opened in 2002, the Gazprom HQ in St Petersburg and the Wedding Palace in Moscow City

RMJM is an international architectural firm with offices throughout Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East.

Today RMJM is one of the world’s largest architectural practices with 16 international offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Moscow, New York, Princeton, Shanghai, Singapore, St Petersburg, Vladivostok and WashingtonD.C.

RMJM’s expertise and design-led approach is successfully demonstrated in on-going projects in more than 20 countries spanning a wide range of key sectors, from corporate headquarters and waterfront residential developments to major public buildings, university campuses and large-scale regeneration programmes.

RMJM is also completing the world’s most leaning building – the award winning Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi. Capital Gate has won two prestigious Cityscape awards for Best Overall Project of the Year 2011 and Best Commercial Building.

The company currently has over £10 billion worth of construction projects on its drawing boards, including some of the world’s most high profile and ambitious projects.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport – Russia’s largest airport

For 10 years, passenger traffic has increased for several times, from 2.8 million in 2000 to 22.3 million passengers in 2010. Moscow Domodedovo Airport is chosen for the flight to Moscow by members of the world’s leading aviation alliance – Star Alliance, oneworld.

Since 2010 Moscow Domodedovo Airport tops the list of the best airports in Eastern Europe for quality of service, according to an annual survey by the independent research company Skytrax Research (UK).

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Domodedovo Airport Moscow design : RMJM

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