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Kuwait's airport - A Wonder

If you were impressed by the futuristic aesthetic of Apple's so-called "spaceship" headquarters, Kuwait's new airport will be right up your alley. The design, dreamed up by Foster + Partners (the firm behind the Apple campus design), will be the cutting edge of green when construction commences in 2012.

The newly imagined Kuwait International Airport will be a very aerodynamically-inclined triangular structure, as you can see in the image below. Since Kuwait is located in the Arabian Desert, much of the eco-friendly building's design is geared to both mitigate and harness the power of the sun. Its interior will feature a dramatic 82' tall central summit with glazed glass windows designed to deflect the sun's rays while solar paneling on the vast ceiling collects and stores recyclable power.

According to Foster + Partners, plans for the airport are "rooted in a sense of place, responsive to the climate of one of the hottest inhabited environments on earth and inspired by local forms and materials." While Kuwait's new travel hub can't rival the massive scale of China's plans for a mega-airport near Beijing, it will aim for a greener record: LEED Gold Approval, the highest seal of eco-friendly approval that any airport has earned to date.


Take a glimpse of the "Man-Made" Next Wonder :














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