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Brno Airport Terminal

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Petr Parolek
location Brno
function airport
contributed by Kirsten_Hannema

The new terminal building at Brno airport brings to mind all sorts of things. Looking at the skylights one is put in mind a streamlined shark, while the skin itself, in a pattern of hexagonal titanium-zinc plates that covers both roof and façades, is more reminiscent of a snake. With its accentuated entrance, its also presents itself as a symbolic arch, marking the arrival or departure of visitors. In fact, what fascinated young local architect Petr Parolek most when designing this building, were the logistics of travel, people's movements and the speed and aerodynamics of airplanes. Its sculptural shape stands in sharp contrast to the functionalist, box-like buildings typical of Brno's architectural style, and forms a new landmark for the town. Although the dark monolith looks quite imperforate from the outside, it opens up from the inside through its transparent, high-tech steel structure and rooflights, whose curves emulate those of the outer shell.

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Brno Airport Terminal
Letiste Brno-Turany
Czech Republic
Project is public!
How to get there? Getting to the aerodrome by car is very simple, as the aerodrome is located still within the town territory, next to the D1 Brno-Olomouc motorway. Driving in the direction from Prague, at km 201 there is a motorway exit marked "Slatina" and the off-turn to the aerodrome is distinctly marked. The aerodrome is 2 km from the motorway exit.
Completion 2006
ArchitectPetr Parolek
cooperating designerFA Parolli
structural engineerFoboz 97
structural engineerOKF design
Client Southern Moravian Region
Project ID 805
Latitude/Longitude 49°09'16N 16°41'28E
Contributed by Kirsten_Hannema
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