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Cartagena Airport in AIA NY News

“Brooklyn-based CAZA Architects’ plan for a new airport in Cartagena de Indias, a port city on Col0mbia’s Caribbean coast, is currently in the feasibility stage. The airport’s arrival/departure gateways reinterpret the arches of the city’s five-mile wall. The wall was built by the Spaniards in the 16th Century and encloses colonial-era treasures that together were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The airport invites the surrounding landscape into the interior of the building through a series of gardens featuring local vegetation, which in turn, connect to a system of bio-swales that help reduce the overall site temperature and mitigate flood risk. Courtyards add a touch of nature to the airport while acting as anchors of commercial activity, making for an environment to shop, dine and relax. Cartagena’s current airport has a lease that expires in 2025; construction on the project is expected to begin in 2020. The project is a private initiative being spearheaded by a group of local developers. Following the feasibility study, the project will move into the approval process, whereby several government agencies will review it in time for its endorsement next year.”

https://main.aiany.org/eOCULUS/newsletter/in-the-news-116/