airports in their earliest days, didn’t even really exist as airports. instead, their presence was more of a way for spectators to enjoy air shows, which at the start of the 20th century, had gained some popularity. over time, a number of generic airport designs had emerged to accommodate this form of transportation. today our airports have become the hubs of global exchange and are seen as gateways into our world’s metropolitan cities. they are architectural accomplishments which have considered environmental concerns, utilizing natural light and materials to enhance the overall airport experience. not only have airports become examples of environmental building, but they have quickly become symbols of culture. following is a compilation of a numerous airports designed and/or built over the last decade or so.

contemporary airport designdoha international airport, qatar by hok (estimated completion 2009-2010)

contemporary airport design