Osaka International Airport

Toyonaka-shi, Osaka
Osaka International Airport

Speedy & Smart / For an advanced urban airport

Smooth connection with the ground transportation by centralizing arrival functions, and fast screening for departure using Smart Lanes were achieved. Inside the security area, walk-through type shops were arranged to add new airport experience as part of one’s journey. We focused on the longevity of the airport, striving to construct a symbiotic relationship with the environment and community, such as refurnishing the observation deck, applying sun shading panels, and cooperating with local designers, so that the airport could keep living through the future sustainable stock-type society and be beloved by the community for generations.


<History of Osaka International Airport (ITM)>

Current terminal building stands for over 50 years since its operation started in 1969. During its operation, it has undergone numerous developments to correspond to the airline flight demand of the time. The opening of Kansai International Airport in 1994 was a big turning point for ITM, and it was redeveloped in 1999 to switch to a hub airport for domestic flights.

Transportation Facilities
Passing Value to the Next Generation

Work data

Kansai Airports
Toyonaka-shi, Osaka
Steel, partly reinforced concrete structure, and steel reinforced concrete structure
Number of floors
8 above-ground levels, 2 basement levels
Total Floor Area
August 2020
Building Use
Basic design, design for execution, supervision: Yasui Architects and Engineers, Inc., Kansai Airports Technical Services
Construction / Detail structural design for extension: Obayashi Corporation
Photo Credit
Shinwa Co., Ltd., Kindaikenchiku-sha (K’sPhotoWorks Kanefumi Noguchi)
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