Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain (2006)
What impresses is not just the 1.2 km-long terminal and associated 1 km-long satellite, linked by underground train and handling up to 35 million passengers annually, but also the neat industrial aesthetic of the car park with its 9,000 spaces, and the integrated train and metro station in its cathedral-like housing.
Graduated colour is used for wayfinding – your boarding pass is marked with a colour and your route is instantly apparent as red gives way to
After six years of construction, the complex doubled the capacity of the existing airport and also rapidly established Madrid as the gateway between South America and Europe, making the city a southern European hub to rival the north European hubs of Heathrow and Amsterdam.
Architect Richard Rogers Partnership
Co-architect Estudio Lamela
Madrid-Barajas Airport can be found 9 km (5.6 mi) from the city’s financial district and 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s historic centre.
You can view the latest photos taken by Flickr users of Madrid Barajas Airport below. If you click on a photo, a link will appear to display it at full-size.