Zagreb Airport Plan
Five-year plan to modernise Zagreb airport
New airport terminal costing 212 million Euros is planned for the Zagreb
international airport. The study has been done by the Canadian architectual firm Scott Associates Architects,
subsidized by the Canadian government. The new, modern passenger terminal would occupy 65,000 sq. metres and is
planned to have 11 passenger air bridges. It would be completed in 2011.
The current airport was built in 1962 and currently handles about 1,6 million
passengers annually, although its fully capacity is 2 million. The new airport would have the capacity to handle
3,3 million passengers per year. At the current rate of growth, this number of international passengers is expected
to be reached by the new airport in the year 2020. The new plan envisions then further expansion of the
Zagreb airport plan to upgrade
It's interesting to note that the new airport design, commissioned by the
Canadian firm, was done by Ted Nasmith, well known illustrator of J.R. Tolkien's works (of Lord of the Rings fame).
Mr Nasmith also developed proposed airport designs for new Irkutsk airport as well as Frederick Chopin airport in
Warsaw. Although his designs were not in the end used for those two airports.