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12 November 2019
Following a competition to find a designer, Western Sydney International Airport has released the first design images of the new terminal building.
Winning architectural team Zaha Hadid Architects, and Australian architects, Cox Architecture will design the terminal precinct. The competition generated more than 40 design entrants.
The successful design acknowledges the Western Sydney region and natural landscape. It passed a range of value-for-money and technical reviews. The terminal will be designed for modular expansion to accommodate the long-term capacity of up to 80 million passengers expected every year by the early 2060’s.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the designs showed the once-in-a-generation infrastructure project coming to life.
“This is set to be the largest gateway to Australia and these designs are another step to making it a reality,” Morrison said.
“Designed alongside locals and built by local workers the airport will deliver massive economic benefits to the region.”
The $5.3 billion Western Sydney International federally funded project has committed to delivering 30 percent of direct job opportunities to Western Sydney residents and is currently exceeding that target.
The selection of the architectural design team is a major milestone for the project. Major earthworks are expected to commence next year which will lead to the construction of runways, roads, rail and the terminal.
Construction is expected to be complete by 2026.
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