Phnom Penh International Airport is a proposal submitted by NRY Architects as a new airport design for the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. As a thriving urban centre of Cambodia, a new airport is in need to meet the growing demand for inbound air travelling over the years.
In many areas of the country, the airport terminal building often regards as the important and iconic landmark of the city and the country. In this proposal, the design has been created as such to become the future architectural masterpiece of the country.
To be located on reclaimed land on the lake, the proposed new airport will be easily accessible from the city downtown area. The architecture symbolises the gracefulness of the local culture and the highly advanced aviation technology by the sleek curved lines presented within the terminal roof and façade features.
Inspired by a traditional Cambodian headdress worn by the traditional Apsara female dancer, the top three points give a cue to the layout of satellite building, while the side headgear frame is represented by the two identical half-curved piers of the main terminal building. To be equipped with full facilities that can accommodate up to 40 mid-size aircraft, the new airport is also planned to be the country’s largest transportation hub with an integrated rail link service.