The client owns three of the oldest dinosaur fossils, found in Niamey, these will be incorporated as a permanent museum display in the terminal.
The Presidential pavilion has a semi-circular design. The outer ‘conical shell’ is finished in timber slats and is inspired by the form of the traditional circular mud houses in Niger. From the dynamic shape, a projected element breaks the outer shell and provides a processional formal entry from the airside for visiting Presidents and dignitaries. Around the perimeter is the vertical bamboo look-alike screen as a defensive shield, protecting its inhabitants from the sun.