SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. NEW PASSENGER TERMINAL
ADP Ingénierie conducted the initial feasibility study and produced the design for the new terminal to form the basis of the tender invitation extended to potential construction contractors. ADP Ingénierie has since been appointed to provide support services and to supervise the construction phase with Louis Berger Group in February 2010.
Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd (AML) is facing increased annual traffic in general, combined with very strong growth at peak times.
In 2008, ATOL (the company owned jointly by AML and ADP International) appointed ADP Ingénierie to conduct a feasibility and development study for a new terminal capable of handling up to 4 million passengers.
This study led to the realization of tender documents and a signed contract with CSCEC in January 2010.
This two-story passenger terminal will be accessed at the departures level by an elevated roadway. What makes this project particularly special is the on-site presence of many tour operators, which are faced with having to handle very large waves of tourists at peak times.
ADP Ingénierie has therefore proposed the use of broad enclosed walkways between the flyover and building to avoid bottlenecks at entrance doors.
For the same reason, tour operators have a dedicated arrivals area in which they can welcome tour groups and route them towards the buses parked on either side.
The public esplanade is protected by a large roof that extends to the full width of the building.
Its structure recalls the characteristic graphic structure of the traveller’s tree. Its roots are in the landside of the building, whilst its branches spread out on the airside of the terminal.
The intertwining nature of the branches is highlighted by the juxtaposition of opaque and transparent sections.
The natural light passing through the roof glazing is filtered through strips of bamboo arranged to reflect the principles of the local architectural style.