The building of Novy Urengoy Airport is inspired by the shape of the traditional hut of the northern peoples – the plague
April 13, 2018
The project for the reconstruction of the airport in the Siberian city of Novy Urengoy is a continuation of the policy of reviving domestic Russian infrastructure. The transport complex will serve, among other things, the regional oil and gas industry.
London-based Twelve Architects has come up with a concept for a light, flexible space. The silhouette of the building and the interior spaces are inspired by the shape of the chum, a traditional hut of the northern peoples and the Ural reindeer herders.
“Architectural and design decisions are highly dependent on the local culture. In such projects, we draw inspiration from the internal characteristics of the country and region,” Matt Cartwright, one of the founders of Twelve Architects, comments on the concept.
Reconstruction is planned to be completed in 2021.