Kempegowda T2 Awarded as one of the 'World's Most Beautiful Airports' by UNESCO

By Consultants Review Team Thursday, 21 December 2023

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has received prestigious awards from UNESCO's 2023 Prix Versailles. Bangalore's Terminal 2 (T2) was named one of the 'World's most attractive airports' and received the coveted 'World special prize for an interior 2023.'

The Prix Versailles 2023 world judges panel, chaired by renowned fashion designer Elie Saab, revealed the latest architectural projects to win a world title, with Bengaluru airport being the only Indian airport to receive this prestigious recognition, highlighting the airport's commitment to exceptional design and architecture on a global scale.

This achievement and recognition place Bengaluru airport among the top airports in the world. Hari Marar, MD & CEO of Bengaluru International Airport Ltd, expressed delight at the honor, saying, "The nomination of terminal 2 for the 2023 Prix Versailles Award is a moment of immense pride, and we are pleased to see the terminal receiving the recognition it deserves." T2, with its particular blend of art and technology, acts as a distinct gateway, making a lasting impact on global tourists and providing a glimpse of our state's and country's vast assets." The Indian Green Building Council previously awarded Terminal 2 of Bengaluru International Airport the prestigious IGBC platinum accreditation under the IGBC Green New Building Rating system.

"In phase one, T2 is designed to accommodate 25 million passengers per annum (MPPA), in line with the company's vision of blending functionality and aesthetic appeal." T2 intends to be a visual joy for all passengers with its thoughtfully curated art and décor elements as part of its recently established art initiative, which promises to be awe-inspiring and make passengers' journey through the terminal an unforgettable experience. T2, the world's largest terminal, was pre-certified with a platinum lead rating by the US Green Building Council before it opened, reflecting the airport's dedication to environmental sustainability. Furthermore, it has received the renowned platinum certification under the IGBC green new building grading system," according to an official release.


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