Woodhead is currently undertaking the redevelopment of Sydney Airport Terminal One (the International Terminal), the airports first major facelift post Olympics in 2000. Woodhead is expanding the international air the international terminal by 7,300 square metres, catering for the proposed increase in passenger numbers. World class dining facilities and exclusive shopping boutiques will also be built into the upgrade. The renovations will place SydneyAirport as one of the world’s leading international airports.
The redevelopment of Terminal 1 of Sydney airport involves: -Expansions of the terminal building - Terminal planning of passenger flows, processing and security - Upgrading and provision for more streamlined check-in facilities - A single focused landside food-court and retailing environment - A single point of outbound immigration and security control - Provision of premium check and processing facilities - Increased airline lounge facilities, all designed in line with the parallel programs allowing A380 aircraft provisions.
Key to the project is design of ‘The Forum’, public architecture that celebrates Sydney and provides an invigorating environment that will enhance the energy and experience of travel. The Forum is a single, focused airside retailing environment featuring a naturally air-conditioned market style “forum” for longer passengers dwell time. Central to this was the application of a traditional piazza model as the main spatial device. This was explored to inform methods of enclosure, lighting, usage patterns and functional planning. Accommodating eight million travellers moving through the space annually, the space is enlivening, changing throughout the day and the period of the travellers often multi hour stay. Fundamental to this was the view that the airport typology would stand as a regarded civic facility, surrounded by commercial amenities acknowledged by the travelling public as more than transport processing.
Construction is currently being carried out in stages to ensure minimum impact to travellers, and is scheduled for completion in 2010.