Our proposal envisages the extension of the Yangon International Airport to be a revitalisation of existing facilities and an upgrade to international standards, providing a new modern gateway to the 'Garden City of the East'.
The departure and arrival halls are clearly separated into upper and lower floors respectively, with travellators provided as the main means of vertical circulation.
The entrance to the Departure Hall is partially separated from the main building and takes on an elliptical form in plan. Orientated towards the road, it becomes a distinctive entry pod for visitors.
A landscaped courtyard is included between the existing building and the new wing to act as a green buffer between the old and the new, and to function as an orientation device and a pause zone in a traditional frenetically paced environment. It also allows natural light to filter in, reducing the amount of artificial lighting required.