The One Works global design and consulting firm specializing in architecture and engineering has completed the first phase of the important development plan for the Marco Polo Airport in Venice. Working alongside SAVE Engineering, One Works developed the existing architectural structures in order to raise the airport to the highest standards needed to face the future.
Opened on June 17, 2017, the new 11,000-square-metre extension provides a kind of forecourt for the airport, improving access to the terminal and connecting passengers to the pier through the new moving walkway. This new square, which accommodates incoming passengers with a range of different means of transport, consists of a gallery that is 280 metres in length and features a majestic and light-filled grille roof. The new layout has been developed to accommodate the functional requirements that the terminal requires but also to embrace the beauty of the spectacular views of the Venice Lagoon. One Works has thus created a harmonious dialogue between the original airport buildings and the new extension, ensuring that the lagoon’s iconic reference point could be sustainably expanded both now and in the future.