Poland is building one of the biggest airports in the world

August 20, 2019

According to the Slavorum portal Poland is building one of the biggest airports in the world. It will be situated 40 km southwest of Warsaw.

The CPK airport (short for Central Communication Port) or Solidarity Transport Hub is planning to service nearly 100 million passengers per year. It will be open by 2027. The size of the airoport is believed to be larger than New York City’s Manhattan.

 

According to Mikołaj Wild, the Polish Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure “the appearances of the main façade and the servicing structures of the airport will be chosen through the international competition that will run till the end of 2019. The winner of the contest will need to present a concept for a floor plan, amenities and overall appearances that would do CPK justice for a long period of 25 years, which means that the architectural vision needs to be backed up by creative, engineering and entrepreneurial calculations with utmost precision”.

There are many interesting projects, but 3 the most impressive and eco friendly come the Zaha Hadid company. Late Zaha Hadid She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a  Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Guardian called her “the Queen of the curve”.

Dariusz Sawicki, one of the CPK board members, stated that “the decision to host a global contest allows the Poles to think outside the box by welcoming foreign ideas which have already provided solutions to aspects the Polish teams previously hadn’t even considered (…) The board has dubbed the project a “communication hub” as the word “airport” wouldn’t be sufficient enough to measure its grandeur”.

The construction project is due to start in 2 years and cost between EUR 4.65bn  and EUR 7bn, according to an estimate given by an infrastructure ministry official last year. The CPK will be a huge complex of shops, hotels and transportation options as well. It is planned to replace Warsaw Chopin Airport.

Source: Slavorum.org/Yanna N/NB

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