AAI Launches the 3D Model of the New Trichy Airport -

AAI Launches the 3D Model of the New Trichy Airport

AAI Launches the 3D Model of the New Trichy Airport where it recently unveiled the first look and feel (artistic impression) of the new Trichy airport passenger terminal estimated to handle the traffic of around 3.63 million passengers per annum, on full capacity that is equipped to handle 2,900 passengers at peak hour. The new two-level air-conditioned modular integrated terminal building of an area of 61,634 sqm is positioned parallel to the runway for smooth and efficient aircraft movements along with a four-lane road on landside.

AAI Launches the 3D Model of the New Trichy Airport

Architectural Approach

The iconic form of the airport terminal is inspired by predominated elements of the ornamental roof of the famous Gopurams of south Indian architecture, which reflect and identity of culture and regions. Entrance atrium is a massive double height space that creates an experience for the inbound visitors, with its wall adorned with the art and craft of Trichy / state. The new terminal architecture will endeavor to express the position of Trichy as a key strategic location to reflect the inspiration of colourful multi-layered traditional architecture with the basic principles of architecture like symmetry, geometry, colour combinations and multi-layered facades in a contemporary manner.

Iconic Design

  • The Majestic roof form of the structure is symbolic and contemporary which looms over the departure concourse, imparting a strong derivation of traditional south Indian Architecture with its form. It is a first in India and probably amongst very few structures.
  • Terminal Roof, flooring patterns, column cladding, feature walls, and even the signage design are inspired by the local arts, culture and traditions.

Art Work

  • All around the terminal, spaces have been allocated for the community to reflect the cultured identity sense of ownership within the passenger/ passer-by.
  • The artistic and cultural approach enhances the quality of life as well as stimulates economic development.
  • With Artwork that is unique, most beautiful and story-based, the building will be able to create some wonderful, memorable moments/experience for the passengers to engage themselves with the surrounding spaces. This terminal will reflect the best and the choicest gifts the culture of the region has to offer that portrays local flavour and grandeur.

Key Features of the Project:

The New Proposed terminal will be unique and first of its kind in the country in many ways. Some of the key features are in the table below:

  • Iconic Terminal Building Design inspired by the Combination of Heritage and modern architecture.
  • Large-span design with minimum columns to create an unrestricted flow of passengers inside the terminal.
  • Trichy Airport Terminal Building design has been done as per GRIHA-4 Star rating.GRIHA rating will be utilized for green building design, so that the terminal building complex is counted as best sustainable infrastructure development.
  • Designer flooring including tactile flooring and Ease of access to physically challenged for Divyang. Compatible for Divyang and mothers with young children.
  • Fully air-conditioned terminal
  • Self-service & Self-tagging kiosks
  • Check-In- Counters – 48 Nos
  • Immigration Counters-40 Nos
  • Custom Counter- 03 Nos
  • Aero Bridge – 10 No.
  • Remote departure gate – two No.
  • Annual Passenger Handling Capacity 3.63 MPPA.
  • Peak Hour passenger capacity – 2900 (2300 International and 600 Domestic)
  • Commercial Area – 15% of terminal building Area
  • Surface Car Parking -1000 Nos. (ECS)
  • Total Solar Power Generation 300 kW – on the roof of the terminal building
  • ILBS System with CT-EDS X Ray Machine

Baggage Handling System:

Five level in-line baggage screening system to be implemented where all arrival baggage carousels will be inclined to serve better during peak hours. ATRS (Automatic Tray Retrieval System) to be proposed for hand baggage-screening system also. The most advanced system for Hold baggage and Hand baggage screening has been considered to improve the terminal capacity and efficiency.


The new terminal will aim to achieve the GRIHA 4 star rating using AAC blocks, FSSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified woodwork etc. with Green Construction Management. The terminal has passive design features and 100% LED lighting control through BMS (Building Management System). Use of energy efficient E&M equipment and fixtures in the terminal and electricity generating solar photovoltaic system mounted on the rooftop where the rainwater can be collected from the roofs gutter system. Additionally, water can also be collected from permeable landscaping. Wastewater management through re-use of treated water for flushing and horticulture purposes where the use of double glazed façade will allow natural light into the building and restricts heat entry.

Speaking at the launch Shri Sanjeev Jindal, GM, Engineering and CSR, Airports Authority of India said that“Trichy is one of the most respected and worshipped places in the country that is visited by millions of followers every year both from India and abroad. We want to gift the most aesthetically designed terminal in the country to this holy place. Our objective is to build a terminal that can capture the essence of sentiments & spirituality of the place and at the same time offer the best infrastructure.” He further added that, “We have taken into account the potential growth of the region for the next ten years and this infrastructure will be able to take care of the needs of the people of this region for more than a decade. AAI would like to dedicate this state of the art terminal to the lovely, honest, hardworking and spiritual people of this great place – Trichy so that their fame spreads more freely around the world and the world finds it easier to come to this spiritual heaven.”

Mr. Vikas Chopra, COO, Egis India, present at the launch said “We are committed to design & deliver Trichy Airport as a world-class infrastructure, integrated with the heritage and existing infrastructure of Trichy. To deliver world-class engineering, our team considers airport in a holistic view, beyond activities specific to air traffic, we consider and integrate airport transport services (road/rail, multimodal infrastructure), city- side facilities (car parks, green spaces and taxi ranks) and other networks (water, electricity) with special attention to city-specific nuances.

At Egis, 13,600 people are dedicated to supporting energy, ecology, the digital and territorial transition to shape tomorrow’s world. The company draws on the capacity for innovation and our ability to ingeniously transform ideas into solutions that are tangible, operational and, most importantly, useful for our clients all over the world. The assignments lead to operating in a wide range of domains addressing the major challenges of the planet, such as transport, buildings, water, the environment, energy, urban development, and mobility services. To deliver them, it calls upon a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the design of infrastructure to its operation, also including consulting, turnkey delivery and project structuring.

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