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Canberra Airport

G25th October 2016

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Tarchitecture, art, travel

A photographic stroll through the beautiful interiors of Canberra’s $480 million international airport.

I recently travelled to Canberra for a science conference. This was the first time that I’d spent any significant amount of time at Canberra Airport and I was rather impressed with the design of the place.

Interior of airport terminal with security desks in distance.

A view of the main concourse at Canberra Airport.

Canberra Airport is light and spacious. Designed by Guida Moseley Brown Architects, the entire complex was rebuilt from 2009 and opened in 2013 at a cost of $480 million. It’s slick, roomy and serpentine in shape. The lounges are comfortable and the services are good.

In fact, I was able to walk around the beautiful terminal and take these photos before downloading them to my laptop and processing them all in the terminal. The airport provides a modest “workstation” space where users can plug in laptops and charge mobile phones and the free Qantas wi-fi meant that I was able to upload a couple of choice pictures to Flickr within 20 minutes of shooting them.

The destination board at the main entrance to Canberra Airport.

The destination board at the main entrance to Canberra Airport.

Here is my collection of photos depicting Canberra Airport in all its modern glory. Enjoy!

The arrivals area with the Qantas check-in on the right.

The arrivals area with the Qantas check-in on the right.

Qantas check-in terminals.

Passengers checking-in luggage and collecting boarding passes at Canberra Airport.

Sculpture in the central forecourt.

Sculpture in the central forecourt.

A passenger heading off to the Qantas terminal past food outlets.

A passenger heading off to the Qantas terminal past food outlets.

A newsagency at Canberra Airport.

A book shop at Canberra Airport.

Qantas Gate 11.

Qantas Gate 11: Wide open spaces, just like the rest of Australia.

One of the waiting lounges at Canberra Airport.

One of the waiting lounges at Canberra Airport.

A long sweeping corridor leads the eye past waiting longes.

A long sweeping corridor leads the eye past passenger waiting lounges.

One of the exits for arriving passengers.

One of the exits for arriving passengers.

Qantas Gate 10 at Canberra Airport.

Qantas Gate 10 at Canberra Airport.

Large clean open spaces give Canberra Airport a comfortable feeling.

Large clean open spaces give Canberra Airport a comfortable feeling.

Limestone: One of the bars at Canberra Airport.

Limestone: One of the bars at Canberra Airport.

   

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