Walking into a grand entryway can make time spent a lot more enjoyable. People do need to spend plenty of time in airports while waiting, so why not make it a lovely location? There are some airports that are being turned into amazing and visually stunning locations thanks to architects.
Airport Name: Beijing Capital International Airport (specifically the International Terminal)
Architect: Norman Foster
Structure built for: summer Olympic Games
Obviously China wanted to impress arriving athletes and other visitors with the international terminal.
Airport Name: Aeropuerto De Carrasco
Architect: Rafael Vinoly
The architect is a native and from the design it appears that he is appreciative of the sandy dunes that roll along the coast of the country.
Airport Name: King Abdulaziz International Airport
Architects: Skidmore, Owing, and Merrill
This was designed to honor the nomadic history of the people. Tent-like structures were used both for looks and to keep things cool.
Airport name: Madrid-Barajas Airport (specifically terminal 4)
Architect: Richard Rogers
There are is whole rainbow of colors that encompass the steel columns. The terminal is large, going on for around a half of a mile, and the whole way there are colors that blend and fade.
Airport name: Kansai International Airport
Architect: Renzo Piano
This airport was actually constructed on a manmade island that is 3 miles from the coast of Japan. There is a bridge that connects the mainland and the Island.