Transit Terminal Facility Within Naha Airport

Naha-shi, Okinawa
Transit Terminal Facility Within Naha Airport

An entrance to Okinawa that gives the feeling of its natural environment, climate, and traditions

Other than connecting existing terminals for domestic routes and international routes to make transit connections more convenient, this project substantially expanded check-in counters and enhanced commercial facilities.
The interior and exterior decor design aimed to produce scenery with Okinawan character, to give a feeling of nature, climate, and tradition while preserving the design code of the existing terminals. The apron side, which gives a view of arriving aircraft, has a deeply-sculpted form to shade the sunshine, and a glass curtain wall to show the scenery of Okinawa, including the blue sea and sky. We designed Fukugi Hall, a large atrium space, with motifs associated with Okinawa’s nature and scenery, such as the bright sunshine, the pleasant breeze across the sea, and stone walls of Okinawan forts.
As energy-saving measures, we raised the insulative performance of the roof, outer walls, and window glass, linked the trunk building services with the existing terminals to enable efficient operation, and enhanced backup functions as BCP measures against natural disasters.

Category
Transportation Facilities
Awards
2019 Good Lighting Award, Kyushu Branch Manager’s Award
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Work data

Client
Naha Airport Building Co., Ltd.
Location
Naha-shi, Okinawa
Structure
Reinforced concrete, partly steel structure
Number of floors
5 above-ground levels
Total Floor Area
40,269m²
Completion
February 2019
Building Use
Airport
Notes
Design and supervision: A joint venture between Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc., Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd., and Miyahira Sekkei Co., Ltd. for design of transit terminal facilities within Naha Airport
Photo Credit
SS Co., Ltd. Shinichiro Ueda
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