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by Property Forum | Economy

A Foster + Partners and Buro Happold consortium has won the competition to design the new CPK airport between Warsaw and Łódź. 

Construction on the 3,000-hectare site is expected to start next year, with completion scheduled for 2028. By then, CPK will replace the current Chopin as the Polish capital’s central airport. 

Grant Brooker, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, said: “We are proud and excited to be chosen by CPK as the designers of this project. In collaboration, we will work together to create a model for the future of totally integrated transportation design. We believe that this project will completely revolutionise travel across the country and beyond. The vision of woven architectural form is deliberately and strongly expressed. It could shape the building and guide the passengers through its spaces, while also serving as a powerful symbolic reference to Poland’s rich cultural heritage and the united strength of its people.”

The vision for CPK airport includes a landside interchange plaza that is animated by greenery and flooded with natural light. The plaza brings together three main modes of transport: air, rail and road. It acts as the focal point of the scheme and could support the shift towards more efficient and sustainable means of travel. The plaza would also be able to accommodate future emerging technologies.

The CPK airport will initially serve up to 40 million passengers and then expand to meet the 65 million passenger target in 2060.