THE NEW AIRPORT OF MYKONOS
Fraport Greece presented the architectural design of the new Mykonos airport which combines modern architecture with the traditional style of the Cyclades.
The design approach has been inspired by the Aegean pigeon houses, traditional samples of Aegean architecture, and combines the tradition of Mykonos with its modern side.
The aim for the architectural teams at K-Studio and Betaplan was to come up with a façade making special reference to the morphological principles of Mykonian architecture but at the same time meeting the requirements of a modern day airport terminal.
In addition to the refurbishment of the terminal, future’s plans for Mykonos Airport include a 2,000m² extension to the northern side of the existing building, which will host the airport’s new arrivals area. Furthermore there will be also an expansion of the existing building by another 500m² to create more gates.
The plans include the complete remodelling and refurbishment of all airport areas, the creation of new retail and food and beverage areas, and the complete refurbishment of sanitary facilities.
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Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece, which is responsible for maintaining, operating, managing, upgrading and developing 14 regional airports in Greece, said:
“We are particularly proud of the architectural design of the new Mykonos airport, which combines the vision of the company with the unique features of the Myconian life style.
This new architectural approach is the result of a continuous dialogue with the local community. The new Mykonos airport in 2021 will be a prominent symbol of Cycladic architecture. To date we have implemented a series of upgrades on an operational level, while construction is ongoing during the high-season.
With a total investment of €25 million, Mykonos Airport will become one of the most modern airports in Greece – a worthy gateway to this outstanding island.”
The new Mykonos airport will be completed in 2021.