A Gateway to India: New Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 inaugurated

Today, India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, visiting dignitaries and GVK reps inaugurated Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2.

GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, the stunning new air hub is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2

Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, the Managing Director of GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) said, “The new Terminal 2 at CSIA is a monument to the beautiful spirit of Mumbai and its people. This terminal will make CSIA a gateway to the city of Mumbai and India with international and domestic passengers. We are happy to work with SOM, who helped us translate our dream and vision into reality.”

“We designed an airport that is intimately connected to its surroundings,” explains Roger Duffy, FAIA, Design Partner at SOM. “By subtly incorporating regional patterns and textures at all scales, Terminal 2 resonates with a sense of place and serves as a spectacular symbol for India and Mumbai.”

With inspiration in the form of traditional Indian pavilions, the 4 storey terminal houses a grand headhouse (central processing podium) atop modular concourses below. The new hub adds 4.4 million square feet of space to accommodate 40 million passengers per year.