Italian design studio Fuksas has won a competition to design a new airport building in the southern Russian city of coastal Gelendzhik on the Black Sea.
The architects have taken inspiration from nature, with the airport design based on the flight of birds. "We wanted to capture the moment when the bird suddenly changes direction of flight, thus representing a dynamic and poetic movement," designers Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas say in an official statement.
Gelendzhik Airport will use natural and renewable energy sources, while the service area around the airport - including the parking lot - will have a green space planted with local tree species.
Fuksas is famous for innovative projects all around Europe and beyond, such as the Beverly Center Renovation in Los Angeles, Twin Towers in Wien, Armani Ginza Tower in Tokyo, and many more.
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