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Baroda Airport

Great news. Baroda is all set to get a new international airport with a huge integrated terminal building. The design and architect have been finalized and the foundation stone laying ceremony was on March 14, 2009 at the existing domestic terminal of Baroda airport. Mr. Praful Patel, Union Minister of Civil aviation will preside over the function along with other dignitaries.

Frederic Schwartz Architects
Vadodara ( Baroda ), Gujarat , India. 2008

The New Integrated Terminal at Vadodara Airport is an iconic and sleek contemporary structure featuring an arching, sweeping roof that spans the entire length of the terminal. Inspired by the body and wings of airplanes, the building’s bold sweeping form and identity is achieved by wrapping the East and West sides and the roof with one continuous aerodynamic metal skin.
Careful analysis of the building’s orientation informs its unique design. A large overhang on the North (cityside) shelters the transparent facade while shading and protecting passengers along the curbside.

This profile then creates an overhang on the South (airside) so that the panoramic glass curtain wall is completely shaded from the strong sun. The volumetric proportion of the interior spaces combined with filtered natural light from skylights above and the sound of flowing water will activate and enliven the experience inside the terminal.

Baroda Airport

Great airports have the ability to create a sense of excitement, anticipation and spirit of flight, even from a distance. Approaching the new terminal from Vadodara, passengers will see the terminal’s iconic aerodynamic volume levitating above the landscape. Incoming vehicles follow the internal roadway loop surrounded by green trees. Passengers arrive at the curb protected by a large overhang that is punctuated with clear circular openings to provide natural light and induce natural ventilation.
The organization of the terminal is straightforward and efficient.


The basis of planning is sequential with all terminal functions supported by clear wayfinding. Although there is a definite division between airside and landside spaces, the terminal is connected visually around a central zone. Passenger and baggage circulation is organized so that departing and arriving passengers as well as domestic and international passengers do not mingle at any point on the airside of the building.
The stepped pool acts as a natural and physical separation between the visitor area and the check-in zone while creating a memorable experience for passengers, its reflectivity offering a psychological respite and calming of the soul for travelers.

Baroda International Airport

With its sleek curved roof, the building’s steel structure rises to form a light and open, column-free terminal with expansive glass curtain walls that create a feeling of spaciousness.Skylights follow the geometry of the roof allowing natural light to permeate the terminal. The roof structure creates column-free public spaces for both the Public Concourses and the Holdroom areas.

The structural design and repetition of the basic module result in maximum efficiency for engineering, fabrication and construction considerations. To the East and West, the roof-supporting trusses rest on shear walls.
The large forces generated at the base of these elements are transferred directly to the foundations.



Departures level floors will be constructed using both post-tensioned and conventionally reinforced concrete. To insure maximum structural efficiency and to limit the overall depth of the structural envelope, girders will be post-tensioned. The beams and slabs framing into these girders will be designed using conventional reinforced concrete construction methods.



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Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com who has interviewed more than 300 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany part of cultural exchange programs. He has compiled five books so far.

20 thoughts on “Baroda to get new international airport

  1. neema says:

    beautiful one, i’m dying to see this airport now, it’s looking so impressive, the kind of structure it has, the kind of planning, everything is superb. gujrat is going nice way , nice work,

  2. a raithatha says:

    Wow!!! This looks awesome!! Hope it completes without major delays…Can’t wait to just lend straight in vadodara without long-wait transfers…

  3. Gaurav Joshi says:

    It’s very nice to see an International Air Port In Baroda. But when it will be ready no budy knows man.Beasouse Baroda is going very slowly in progress compare to other city like ahm and surat. every body is know that and any body have any problame whit my statement so pls give me the location of this new air port is going to build i will go there and i will se the progress and i will come to you.

    1. Hasmukh says:

      You are absolutly right mr. m wid you

  4. Vishal Vyas says:

    1. Do Vadodara need IA ? – Ahmedabad is just 1.5 hrs drive, because of such short distance even domestic flights are limited.
    2. Is there any scope for lenghten the existing run way ? – six lane NH 8 in North East, city in South West No scope
    3. City of Bangaluru has to plan its new airport 40 km away from the city, why the IA of Vadodara in the, (well within the developed area of city ?
    4. No technical study is made, I read that Airport Authority Has paid Cr. of Rs. to ‘Videshi’ consultants for for prototype design not less than 25 IA. … Sad .

    1. Imtiyazkhan says:

      kamine, first tell me ur qualification ? do u know the value of 1.5 hour? Have u visited any time ahmedabad airpot?I feel u r jealous guy or dull guy who thinks reason in progress?

      1. Shivang says:

        superb answer dude…

        but, i like only one question of vishal dat is 3rd one….

        while other all are rubbish…

  5. sagar says:

    wow. it is so beautiful.and more technologi are useful this Airport.

  6. hardik patel says:

    if this airport will crete in baroda baroda will become metro city……..

    it is also become best than all airport in india……..

    support baroda ti do this…

    thanx to devang vibhakar to made this airport design…

  7. Sanjana Patel says:

    That is awesome!!! i’m going to baroda on Thanksgiving day and now if its finished, I could fly directly from the states to london, and then instead of mumbai, i could come straight here! please someone tell me when its going to be done:)

    1. Tuco says:

      Its all garbage talk. What International airport? This city needs good roads first, then can talk about something else.

  8. VIPLAV says:

    GO BARODA GO !!!


  9. Mohammed Hafiz says:

    When it will be Completed this project.

  10. Sachin says:

    The design is absolutely stunning. But i doubt the political will on the part of the central govt. who controls the Airport constructions. Maybe they have put a piece of jaggery (gud) on our elbows to lick – Never possible. I hope this airport comes up before everything.

  11. puneetdubey says:

    stacture &Fabrication &roofing work

    puneet dubey

  12. ALPESH PATEL says:


  13. sajid patel says:

    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv,nice pic

  14. sanjiv patel says:

    it will be nice afterbuilt but not making dirty by people. keep clean and safe and scure
    this is my home town .

  15. jig says:

    any latest update on the baroda international airport? is it in construction or not?

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