COX’S BAZAAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL
Cox’s Bazaar is one of the most disaster prone area of Bangladesh. The site for the airport terminal building is very close to the coast and there is no barrier from the storm wind and cyclones that happens very frequently in that area. My first challenge was to make a building form that can sustain the heavy wind flow and air pressure that forms during cyclones and similar disasters. To reduce the air pressure and force of wind I minimized the building surface in the direction of wind. Further breaking the form the passageway of air was created.
To sustain the heavy upward air pressure during cyclone the structure was cross beamed which have maximized the stability of the entire form.
Organic green spaces throughout the building ensures the connection of passengers and nature and gives the opportunity to escape from the hectic activities of a terminal building.