Travel The world’s most beautiful airports

19:01  17 july  2017
19:01  17 july  2017 Source:   Wanderlust

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World ' s Most Beautiful Airports . Terminal 3, Beijing International Airport . Opened in time for the 2008 Olympics, the vast Terminal 3 (two miles long and one of the largest buildings in the world ) is supposed to represent a dragon.

Here are 10 of the most beautiful airports in the world …both functional and complex works of art and architecture, just looking at them can relieve all the stress of travelers passing through their doors.

1: Shenzhen Bao’an international Airport, China

The gleaming white interior of Shenzen International (Dreamstime)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications The gleaming white interior of Shenzen International (Dreamstime)

The gleaming white interior of Shenzen International (Dreamstime)

Pity the cleaners at Shenzen Bao’an international airport. The interior, designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, features acres of gleaming white tiles. Things are a little easier to maintain on the exterior. It was designed to resemble a manta ray, which can be found off the coast of China in abundance.


2: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

Inside Madrid airport (Creative Commons: Jean-Pierre Dalbé)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Inside Madrid airport (Creative Commons: Jean-Pierre Dalbé)

Inside Madrid airport (Creative Commons: Jean-Pierre Dalbé)

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FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn. The world ' s most beautiful airports . Fullscreen. Post to Facebook. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA Flight Center, serves as the airport 's JetBlue Terminal..

Most airports are purely functional, but these are architectural wonders. Jonathan Glancey shows where flying becomes a work of art. No matter how hard even the world ’ s best architects have tried, the airport is a difficult building type with which to fall in love.

75 years after the original Madrid–Barajas airport was built, architects Richard Rogers and Antonio Lamela decided to bring a sense of calm to the design of the new Terminal Four building. With its bamboo interior, bathed in copious natural light, passengers to the Latin American destinations served by the terminal board their planes in Zen-like peace. What they are like when they arrive, 14 hours later, is in the airline’s hands.

3: Denver International Airport, USA

Denver airport at dusk (Dreamstime)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Denver airport at dusk (Dreamstime)

Denver airport at dusk (Dreamstime)

Arrive at Denver International Airport in Colorado and you can be forgiven for thinking that that you have touched down in the Middle East. The airport’s tent-like roof, fashioned from white Teflon-coated fiberglass, looks a row of Hajj tents in Saudi Arabia. It’s meant to mimick the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies in the distance, but try telling that to Donald Trump.

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Marrakesh Menara Airport , Marrakesh, Morocco. Santos Dumont Airport , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cover for The Art of the Airport : The World ’ s Most Beautiful Terminals © Frances Lincoln 2016.

Below, you'll find the 17 most beautiful airports around the world to help you see these linings more clearly, each three-letter destination offering a respite from the stress that is flying. If you're stuck in one of these 17 airports , hey, you may even want to be delayed a while.

4: Wellington international Airport, New Zealand

Gollum on the ceiling (Dreamstime)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Gollum on the ceiling (Dreamstime)

Gollum on the ceiling (Dreamstime)

Nicknamed ‘The Rock’ and created by Studio Pacific Architecture and Warren & Mahoney, Wellington airport was inspired by the legend of sea monsters Ngake and Whataitai, not Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson. The exterior was designed to look like dangerous cliffs and the very wooden interior features an oversized Gollum hanging from the roof and reaching for a fish.

5: Marrakech Menara Airport, Morocco

Geometric patterned walls at Menara airport (Dreamstime)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Geometric patterned walls at Menara airport (Dreamstime)

Geometric patterned walls at Menara airport (Dreamstime)

Mixing traditional and modern architecture, Menara airport perfectly reflects Marrakech’s rise as a sophisticated short break destination. Its curved, concrete roof and large triangular windows painted with Arabic designs is visually stunning and cleverly designed to let in natural light and generate electricity by incorporating photovoltaic modules.

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Below is a look at 10 of the most beautiful airports in the world Dammam is one of the most oil-rich cities in the world , though the airport sits some 50km away from the city, and is reached by a road that features camels, Bedouin tents and other traditional Arab imagery.

Here are 10 of the most beautiful airports in the world …both functional and complex works of art and architecture, just looking at them can relieve all the stress of travelers passing through their doors.

6: Terminal 3, Beijing International Airport, China

The Red Terminal (Dreamstime)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications The Red Terminal (Dreamstime)

The Red Terminal (Dreamstime)

Opened just before the 2008 Olympics, the Terminal 3 at Beijing International Airport is a typical piece of Sir Norman Foster statement architecture. At two-miles long, it is one of the largest buildings in the world, and uses a complex mesh to allow sunlight in. The building is designed to represent a dragon and features a traditional Chinese color scheme that only heightens the drama as you disembark your plane.

7: Lleida-Alguaire Airport, Lleida, Spain

The exterior of Lleida-Alguaire airport (Creative Commons: zkvrev)© Provided by Wanderlust Publications The exterior of Lleida-Alguaire airport (Creative Commons: zkvrev)

The exterior of Lleida-Alguaire airport (Creative Commons: zkvrev)

Clad in metal plates in shades of olive, green and brown, the Lleida-Alguaire airport in Catalonia is certainly one of the most stylish airport terminal around. Sadly, the financial crisis of 2008 means that not as many people have got to admire it is as planned. Designed to handle 400,000 passengers a year; it now welcomes fewer than 40,000.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Airports In The World Airports are an essential part of our travels and also our lives. They are a point of departure and arrival

Here are 10 of the most beautiful airports in the world …both functional and complex works of art and architecture, just looking at them can relieve all the stress of travelers passing through their doors.

How many of the world’s most beautiful airports made the list of our readers’ favourite airports? Check out the results of the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards.

Main image: Close up of walls at Menara Airport, Marrakech  (Dreamstime)

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