Helping deliver a massive expansion spanning seven million square meters, we are lead designer for Lima’s new Jorge Chávez International Airport – a transformational upgrade that will help Peru meet future passenger demand and drive economic growth to become one of the most important airports in South America.
Jorge Chávez International Airport is the most important airport in Peru, operating most international and domestic flights in the country, while also an important connection hub for South America. The airport currently has one runway and one terminal, but with recent growth in traffic, and demand for air travel expected to increase over the next two decades, a significant upgrade was necessary to ensure the airport continues to support Peru’s economic growth.
The new Jorge Chávez International Airport is essentially a brand-new airport in its entirety and will see the construction of a second 3,480-meter long runway, as well as new taxiway system, control tower, airfield lighting vault and other support facilities. Additionally, a new 50-gate terminal will be built, with a planned expansion to accommodate a total of 61 gates, to support almost 40 million annual passengers after opening, while all new landside road infrastructure will improve surface access.
Working with Lima Airport Partners S.R.L. (LAP), our global team of experts from South America, Europe and the US are combining to deliver a range of solutions including masterplanning, all architectural works, baggage handling system and landscape design, and design of MEP systems for the whole development – an area covering over seven million square meters.
The design of the new 260,000 square meter passenger terminal draws on Peru’s landscape and climate, featuring a roof designed to maximise the amount of natural light entering the centre of the building. Our role also includes design of a new baggage handling system, and all ancillary buildings and airside and landside developments, including the new control tower.