Designed by RMJM Serbia, Sheremetyevo International Airport’s ‘Terminal C’ opened its doors to the public in January this year.
The project was one of several terminals at Sheremetyevo that RMJM Serbia have been involved with, including Terminal B. The event was attended by over 700 people and Goran Nikolic and Jelena Krstovic Nikolic, RMJM Serbia’s Director and Lead Architect respectively, were presented with an Award of Appreciation for their work on the airport’s terminals.
Goran Nikolic, Lead Architect, RMJM, commented, “We thank the client for the acknowledgement and their support while realising this project together. Inspired by Russia’s early 20th Century Avant-garde architecture, our idea was to make the terminal reflect this movement so from the moment people step off the plane, they begin to experience Russian culture.”
For over 40 million annual passengers, the North Terminal Complex in which Terminal C resides is the first experience that passengers receive of the Russian capital. It was, therefore, RMJM’s mission to build-upon the approach they had fostered for the award-winning Terminal B, and present Russian history and culture as people walk through the terminal towards Russia’s present.
Russian Avant-garde techniques are visible throughout the terminal, both in the interior and exterior designs. Constructivist ideas are interpreted by modern media installations thanks to which passengers get an incredible impression of Russia, a country with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Space has been dedicated throughout the terminal for areas of foliage and water effects, to create a calming atmosphere against the background of a busy and fast-paced airport. Every aspect of the design was focused on creating the smoothest possible passenger experience and this is reflected in the design’s efficiency and the welcoming nature they have managed to capture.