Grant Brooker and Luis Vidal present Heathrow East

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Heathrow East, Foster + Partners

Grant Brooker, Executive Director of Foster + Partners and Luis Vidal, Founder of Vidal y Asociados arquitectos, gave a fascinating presentation of their plans for Heathrow East to a packed audience on Wednesday morning.

The new terminal is due to open in two phases, with the first phase replacing existing Terminal 2 and The Queen's Building and the second extending into Terminal 1. The design is based around three distinct processing areas, with large north-facing windows which will flood the building with natural light.

Carbon efficiencies have been a key driver of the design with large windows reducing the need for artificial lighting and solar-gathering panels on the roof further reducing dependency on energy supplies.

This breakfast talk kicked-off NLA's series of infrastructure events this month, with a sell-out conference looking at Crossrail taking place on Tuesday 20th.

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