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Bilbao Airport among the 10 most beautiful in the world

Bilbao Airport

Mairenis Gomez

February 19, 2024 | 1:30 p.m.

Bilbao Airport stands as an architectural and sustainable icon

In a world where airports have become much more than transit points, the Bilbao airport stands out as a masterpiece of modern architecture, earning a well-deserved place among the ten most beautiful airports on the planet. It's no longer just about functionality or efficiency; Now, design and aesthetics play a crucial role in how we experience our trips

The uniqueness of Bilbao: a design that defies the sky

The first thing that stands out when approaching Bilbao Airport is its impressive structure that is reminiscent of a bird about to take flight. This feature is not only aesthetically pleasing but also symbolizes the freedom and adventure that comes with traveling. The “wings” of the airport, with their symmetry and clean lines, offer a sense of welcome and departure, as if the building itself participates in each passenger's journey.

A ranking that celebrates beauty and innovation

Bilbao Airport is not alone in this recognition. It shares the stage with other world-renowned airports. Like the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, which stands first with its avant-garde design courtesy of HOK architecture studio, famous not only for its elegant shapes and lines. But also for the iconic giant teddy bear that welcomes visitors. It is followed by the Marrakech-Menara International Airport in Marrakech, Morocco, which combines modernity with tradition. And it is recognized for its sustainability and the solar panels that adorn its structure.

In the United States, Denver Airport stands out for its design inspired by the snow-capped mountains of Colorado. With a cover that simulates Teflon tents. The number four position is occupied by the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport, in Spain. Which was transformed with the construction of Terminal 4, designed by Antonio Lamela, Richard Rogers and Luis Vidal. Whose undulating roof and use of natural light make it a masterpiece.

Avant-garde designs in Beijing

In China, the Beijing-Daxing International Airport, designed by Zaha Hadid, surprises with its starfish shape. Showing futuristic architecture, ranking number five. For its part, the Bilbao International Airport, in Spain, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is recognized for its bird shape, symbolizing freedom and innovation and occupies position number six on this list.

Singapore, France and Malaysia

Now it's the turn. Changi International Airport in Singapore is a world unto itself, offering everything from a butterfly garden to a rooftop pool, making it a destination more than just a transit point. In France, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, named in honor of the author of "The Little Prince" and also designed by Santiago Calatrava, fascinates with its design that imitates the flight of a bird and occupies the number eight position. For its part, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, with its futuristic appearance, looks like something out of a science fiction movie.

Bilbao Airport
A masterpiece in the heart of Spain

The impact of architecture on the travel experience

While Munich International Airport in Germany, designed by Franz Josef Strauss, combines elegance with functionality, being awarded the best airport in Europe. Without a doubt, each of these airports, with their unique characteristics, contributes to a transformative travel experience. Demonstrating that architecture and design can elevate transit spaces to works of art.

And ultimately, Bilbao Airport and its inclusion in the list of the ten most beautiful airports in the world is not only a recognition of exceptional design. But also a reminder that the spaces we inhabit, even those of transit, have the power to move our emotions and awaken our imagination.

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