Airport Building and Terminal Design

Airport buildings today have multiple roles to play for local and international communities – while serving stakeholders that range from passengers and staff, to businesses, transport and trade. At NACO, the decades of experience within our team of airport design consultants help airports meet these needs – from regional airport hubs to landmark international airport cities. Our work unites technical expertise with operational excellence to create a great passenger experience. We do this by integrating our in-depth understanding of seamless flows and circular building design to embed sustainability and quality into every concept.
Airport Building Design

Leading airport design consultants

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Airport buildings are in our DNA
Our in-depth understanding of the workings of airports allows us to create tailor made and elegant building solutions whilst not losing sight of the need to accommodate change.  We create powerful, flexible concepts and designs for buildings that can embrace innovative technologies yet stand the test of time - with sustainability and universal accessibility embedded from the start.
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Integrated, multi-disciplinary approach
Airport buildings need the blend of disciplines and capabilities to an even larger extent than buildings off airport. Our multi-disciplinary teams provide profound knowledge and digital integration of every aspect of airport buildings. Through the cross-discipline way of working and collaboration with local partners we achieve the best possible design solutions suited to the complexity of the operational requirements and climate conditions. 
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Cutting through the complexity for improved collaboration
Airport processes are intricate and dynamic. Our knowledge and experience, enhanced by latest technologies, allow us to cut through the complexity and master intricate processing. With the help of digital tooling like BIM, we create a greater transparency – taking the stakeholders on the journey with us.  
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Embedding seamless passenger journeys into the design
The journey of the passenger is at the heart of any terminal building design. By taking a passenger-centric approach we create unique and authentic journeys that are comfortable and logical. Our designs are future-proof - answering the continuously evolving passenger expectations. Through natural wayfinding principles we ensure the upmost comfort for both passengers and staff – for an enjoyable, stress-free, and memorable experience. 

Answer all of your airport building design needs

Architectural Design & Engineering
With over 75 years’ experience and over 700 projects worldwide we supply full-service design and engineering solutions combining aesthetical, functional, and technical aspects into strong integrated architectural designs.  
Airport Support Buildings
Airports need a range of support facilities – from catering facilities to fire stations and storage hangars. Through an efficient design we seamlessly integrate the buildings into the wider airport ecosystem, ensuring they’re in the best position to serve their function.
Integrated design & Coordination using latest digital tooling
Airport buildings require a truly multi-disciplinary approach covering all technical aspects and systems. Our in-house experts apply the latest digital solutions, like BIM, to smoothly integrate all disciplines (architecture, structure, MEP, HVAC, IT and security systems) from fully coordinated design solutions through to completion and ORAT. 
Passenger Terminal Buildings
Our terminal design combines optimal and flexible processing space solutions with a remarkable and memorable journeys. We focus on excellent passenger experience, in chic spaces where functionality meets celebration of the local flavour. 
ATC & Remote Tower Planning & Design
Our experts design iconic yet highly functional ATC buildings and implement the latest remote tower technologies at your airport – improving efficiency and operational excellence. 
Cargo Terminals
Along with our sister company Districon we provide full-service design solutions mastering cargo flow and creating optimal terminal performance in attractive yet highly functional and adaptable buildings. 
Seamless Flow supported by Natural Wayfinding & Signage Design
Our terminal designers believe in the power of natural wayfinding – designing logical flows and putting the passenger in control. We design the building to support the flow using daylight, clear and logical colour schemes and straight forward information. 
Sustainable & Circular Building Design
With years of experience in sustainable airport design – we answer today’s demands for flexible building design which is structured for adaptability. We design in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the principles of Circularity. Our team also advises on sustainability certifications for buildings, like LEED, BREEAM or others. 
Multi-modal Hubs
Multimodality is the future of transport. Our designs enable seamless connectivity of various transport modes ,from micro mobility hub to mega hub. We embrace emerging transport technology and new mobilities – for more sustainable and accessible journeys.  
Future-proof MRO Buildings
We design sustainable, efficient yet elegant structures that provide shelter for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft of all types and sizes. 
Architectural Design & Engineering
With over 75 years’ experience and over 700 projects worldwide we supply full-service design and engineering solutions combining aesthetical, functional, and technical aspects into strong integrated architectural designs.  
Integrated design & Coordination using latest digital tooling
Airport buildings require a truly multi-disciplinary approach covering all technical aspects and systems. Our in-house experts apply the latest digital solutions, like BIM, to smoothly integrate all disciplines (architecture, structure, MEP, HVAC, IT and security systems) from fully coordinated design solutions through to completion and ORAT. 
Passenger Terminal Buildings
Our terminal design combines optimal and flexible processing space solutions with a remarkable and memorable journeys. We focus on excellent passenger experience, in chic spaces where functionality meets celebration of the local flavour. 
ATC & Remote Tower Planning & Design
Our experts design iconic yet highly functional ATC buildings and implement the latest remote tower technologies at your airport – improving efficiency and operational excellence. 
Cargo Terminals
Along with our sister company Districon we provide full-service design solutions mastering cargo flow and creating optimal terminal performance in attractive yet highly functional and adaptable buildings. 
Seamless Flow supported by Natural Wayfinding & Signage Design
Our terminal designers believe in the power of natural wayfinding – designing logical flows and putting the passenger in control. We design the building to support the flow using daylight, clear and logical colour schemes and straight forward information. 
Sustainable & Circular Building Design
With years of experience in sustainable airport design – we answer today’s demands for flexible building design which is structured for adaptability. We design in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the principles of Circularity. Our team also advises on sustainability certifications for buildings, like LEED, BREEAM or others. 
Multi-modal Hubs
Multimodality is the future of transport. Our designs enable seamless connectivity of various transport modes ,from micro mobility hub to mega hub. We embrace emerging transport technology and new mobilities – for more sustainable and accessible journeys.  
Future-proof MRO Buildings
We design sustainable, efficient yet elegant structures that provide shelter for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft of all types and sizes. 
Airport Support Buildings
Airports need a range of support facilities – from catering facilities to fire stations and storage hangars. Through an efficient design we seamlessly integrate the buildings into the wider airport ecosystem, ensuring they’re in the best position to serve their function.
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