GMW ARCHITECTURE Analyzed The Airports of the Future…


GMW MIMARLIK, which stands out with its many award-winning airport projects at home and abroad, analyzed the technology trends related to the aviation sector and the airports of the future. In the near future, the airports will increase the dominance of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality concepts, and in the near future, a complete biometric system will be provided in all passenger processing areas.

Noting that the aviation sector has become a global industry and will undergo a significant change due to social, economic, environmental, technological and geopolitical developments in the coming years, GMW ARCHITECTURE stated that it is not possible to fully describe the future of the sector due to the fact that there are elements that can be considered "critical uncertainty" among these triggers, but technological developments implemented at airports are close to terminal buildings. he commented on how he would change it in the future.

GMW MIMARLIK, which shows the biometric passport crossing areas  implemented for the first time in the Cairo Airport T3 Project, which they completed in 2007 as an example of the systems that have recently been implemented and are expected to spread rapidly, states that this application has been widely used not only for passport crossings, but also for other transactions, and that a completely biometric system will be introduced in the near future. In this way, all the transactions that a passenger must go through within the airport will be completed much faster and the waiting areas to be considered during the planning phase will be significantly reduced. With biometric applications now even available on smartphones, people's biometric familiarity will also increase, the architects predict, and this process will be faster than expected.

GMW MIMARLIK, which stated that baggage processing is one of the most important issues for both passengers and airlines in air transportation, emphasizes that in the planning of Medina Airport Hajj Terminal, where they completed their project 4 years ago, they foresee check-in and baggage delivery before arriving at the airport, and this application will be rapidly spread in baggage delivery from hotels or city centers. It also underlines that baggage, which can be tracked in real time thanks to electronic baggage tags and RFID cards suitable for continuous use as an example of the internet of things concept (IoT), has started to make journeys much smoother.

According to GMW ARCHITECTURE, which states that the concepts of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality, which are heard very often today, are also used in airports, beacons working with robots and smartphones can be instantly transmitted the information they need or a special service can be provided according to the personal information accessed through the biometric recognition system. For example, information about referrals to the destination where the passenger is at the time, notifications about their own flight or promotions in commercial areas is instantly sent to their mobile phones. The fact that passengers are going through a thematic tunnel made with virtual reality and actually undergoing security control with a biometric system positively affects passenger satisfaction and paves the way for developments that will save time and space. Although all these systems do not always seriously affect the terminal structure or architecture, they will increase passenger comfort by providing a personalized service according to the needs and tastes of the passenger, as well as benefit in many different issues such as operating expenses and commercial facilities.

From the GMW ARCHITECTURE window; One of the issues that will dramatically change the principles of terminal design in the future is undoubtedly the technological developments implemented in aircraft designs and airports. Gmw ARCHITECTURE emphasizes that one of the technological developments that has seriously affected terminal design over the last 20 years is the A380 large-body aircraft, noting that the waiting rooms and baggage claim hall in the scaffolding section have grown, changes in bridge elevations have affected floor heights and longer luggage bands have been added to the baggage claim halls. As an architectural team, they designed special lounges only for such aircraft in the early years, then went to more effective solutions by allowing two small-body aircraft with different configurations to use the same parking position, adding: "In parallel with the use of alternative fuel and energy sources, perhaps terminal designs suitable for mobility-enhanced aircraft that do not need runways remain in the distant future for now."


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