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- approx. 22.000 qm building area 
- max. about 600 (1000 for expansion) passangers in peak hour 
- national and international airport traffic 
- IATA Level of Service: C 
Saratov airport (RTW) - architect./functional concept - competition
With a predesign study WP | ARC participated in a competition for the architectural solution for a 
new terminal at the airport Saratov in RF. 

WP I ARC designed a terminal building for the national und international air traffic. The building 
has four passenger boarding bridges. A plaza with office buildings, located in front of the 
main station, commercial facilities, and a pedestrial connection between the airport and the future 
main station are part of the design. 

The functional concept given by the client has been changed and optimized based on the results 
of the calculations done by WP | ARC. 

As a supporting structure a system of suspended wooden girders has been proposed. In the 
groundplan the girders form three rows of rhombuses. The substructure for the façade of the 
elevations of the landside drive and the airside are made of wood as well. Together the wooden 
substructure and the wooden supporting structure form a system that in means of construction 
as well as in means of design create an impressive apperance of the new terminal.