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TODAY'S AIRPORTS DEFINE HOW WE TRAVEL, TRADE AND CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER

A laboratory of innovation, this rapidly evolving building typology is defining our cities, transforming our architecture, and pioneering the latest technology. AERIAL FUTURES aims to ignite curiosity about the future of airports. Through cultural exchange and inspiring conversations between experts, we celebrate the architecture of flight and passenger experience. Let’s reshape these aerial gateways into something extraordinary!

 

Sharing a platform for provocation with experts, disrupters, and the public

 


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AERIAL FUTURES is a non-profit organization devoted to the interdisciplinary discourse of airport architecture and the broader urban mobility ecosystem. 

Drawing on the expertise of prominent airport terminal designers, industry leaders and disruptive innovators, AERIAL FUTURES is a forum for knowledge sharing and exchange. Keynotes, presentations and panels showcase leading thinking and projects related to terminal creation and operation, from components to user experience. These events are then made available to the public.

 
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THERE ARE CURRENTLY ONE MILLION PEOPLE IN THE AIR

It seems fair to claim we are entering a new golden age of airport design. If the twentieth century saw the rise of the airport as an identifiable typology of public architecture and national infrastructure, the twenty-first century will bring in a new era of airport architecture, functionality and culture that responds to the changing needs of populations across the globe.

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STREAMLINING USER EXPERIENCE

The aviation industry is therefore at a critical point of creative evolution, embracing new tools to manage its growth for the benefit of everyone from passengers to pilots, all the while reducing its negative impact on climate change with more efficient services and infrastructure.

 
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URBAN-SCALE ENGINEERING

Beyond transportation, the contemporary airport includes facilities for retail, leisure, national security and more. The role of the airport architect is thus closer to that of a city planner, designing for highly diverse populations while facilitating economic activity on a regional, international and even galactic scale.