NEW PULKOVO TERMINAL WILL BE OPENED ON NOVEMBER 2901.08.2013
«Testing of the future terminal will begin in October. Terminal Pulkovo- 1 will be closed for reconstruction in January 2014. In the beginning of December we will transfer «Rossia» airline and «Transaero» to the new terminal, then other airline», said the representative of the company «Northern Capital Gateway» management of airport infrastructure.
In February 2007, the City of St Petersburg and Pulkovo Airport called for an international architectural competition to design the new terminal and airport plaza, which was won by Grimshaw Architects. «The city’s heritage and its future have come together in the design of the new terminal project and Grimshaw’s uniquely designed roof is inspired by St Petersburg’s historical architecture. We believe that Grimshaw’s terminal building will not only become a new St Petersburg landmark, but also a comfortable and functional facility,» said Konyashchenkov.
NACO BV (Netherlands Airport Consultants) provided specialist expertise with the functionality of the terminal, civil engineering and the landside commercial area. Martin Hill, NACO’s manager of architectural engineering and planning, said: «Terminal functionality is a crucial element in promoting a positive passenger experience and functional aspects have been given high priority in the design process.»Source: http://www.airport-business.com/