Scott Brownrigg’s project Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia has won the GCC Airport Project of the Year Award at the recently concluded MEED Quality Awards for Projects.
At this year’s edition of the annual awards programme, the only one to recognise completed projects in the GCC, Saudi Arabia was the standout performer; with Medina Airport winning one of five awards for the kingdom on the night. These important awards highlight not only excellence and design quality, but also the award-winning projects’ valuable contribution to the economic development of the region.
Scott Brownrigg was design leader for the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina and developed the master plan for the airport’s expansion over three phases. The design concept was inspired by the airport’s role as a gateway for millions of Islamic pilgrims and the palm tree, with its symbolism for peace and welcome, has become emblematic in the terminal building.
The first phase, which completed in 2014, includes the terminal building, the expansion and rehabilitation of two runways, new taxiways and apron for 18 contact stands and 20 remote stands capable of accommodating Code F aircraft.