Mumbai airport’s traffic control tower design bags award

July 21st, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Mumbai Airport’s proposed air traffic control (ATC) tower design has bagged a prestigious international award, an airport spokesman said here Tuesday.
Designed by HOK International, the tower design has been conferred ‘Autodesk Hong Kong Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award-2009′.

The award is organised by the Hong Kong-based Autodesk Far East Ltd to recognise innovations in the building industry.

The award also recognised Mumbai International Airport Ltd’s (MIAL) modernisation efforts to upgrade aeronautical related facilities at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).

There are five winners this year.

The 83-metre tall tower will be built over 1,200 square metres in the forecourt of the domestic terminals in Santacruz.

It will be operational by 2011, the spokesman said.

With a distinctive design, the tower cab shall be specially designed to have a clear line of sight for the air traffic controllers and four floors will house infrastructure facilities supporting the tower, he added.

The Mumbai airport is India’s busiest airport which catered to 23.4 million passengers and 530,278 tonnes cargo during 2008-09.

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