Flexible airport terminal design : towards a framework

Shuchi, Sarah, Drogemuller, Robin, & Kleinschmidt, Tristan (2012) Flexible airport terminal design : towards a framework. In TANG, Loon Ching & Watson, Gregory H. (Eds.) Proceedings of the IIE Asian Conference 2012, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, NUS, Furama Riverfront Hotel, Singapore, pp. 348-356.

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Flexibility is a key driver of any successful design, specifically in highly unpredictable environment such as airport terminal. Ever growing aviation industry requires airport terminals to be planned and constructed in such a way that will allow flexibility for future design, alteration and redevelopment. The concept of flexibility in terminal design is a relatively new initiative, where existing rules or guidelines are not adequate to assist designers. A shift towards flexible design concept would allow terminal buildings to be designed to accommodate future changes and to make passengers’ journey as simple, timely and hassle free as possible. Currently available research indicates that a theoretical framework on flexible design approach for airport terminals would facilitate the future design process. The generic principles of flexibility are investigated in the current research to incorporate flexible design approaches within the process of an airport terminal design. A conceptual framework is proposed herein, which is expected to ascertain flexibility to current passenger terminal facilities within their corresponding locations as well as in future design and expansion.

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ID Code: 51567
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Flexible airport terminal design, Flexible housing, Shearing layers of change, Flexible design guidelines
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, NUS; Copyright 2012 The authors
Copyright Statement: TANG Loon Ching, Head of Department, National University of Singapore
Gregory H. Watson, Senior Vice President, International, Institute for Industrial Engineers
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2012 22:47
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:24

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