Airport City

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An Airport City or AirportCity is an efficiently designed international transport hub for both passengers and cargo with an urban character agglomerating uses associated with the old city centre and providing a growing number of services and facilities not directly related to actual transport functions. The model recognises that an airport can do more than perform its traditional aeronautical services, that it can evolve new non-aeronautical commercial facilities, services and revenue streams. With airports typically surrounded by hundreds or even thousands of hectares of undeveloped land that acts as an environmental buffer for nearby residents, it has been recognised that airports are sitting on a potential goldmine of real estate opportunities. Office blocks, hotels, convention centres, medical facilities, free trade zones and even entertainment and theme parks can be built to generate new sources of revenue for the airport operator and make the airport a business or tourism destination in its own right.[1] It exudes the atmosphere of a global city where people of all nationalities can be found. It is a place where work and recreation meet. Tourists, businessmen and businesswomen, those meeting and greeting people; all visitors feel at home and relaxed in an Airport City. The Airport City concept consists of a number of logically combined elements that reinforce each other. On the one hand, the services and facilities are guaranteed to guide travelers easily through the airport process. On the other hand, the facilities and activities have been designed to meet the individual needs of travelers and visitors to the extent possible. Time (magazine) has named it as one of 10 ideas that will change the world. [2] An aerotropolis (pl. aerotropolises or aerotropoli) comprises the Airport City and is extending up to 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) outward from major airports.

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it is de-historical and therefore unable to develop in contrast to the identity of its antipode . the marketing strategies of many European airports speak a different language: What was once a mere transport node should become the AirportCity. The most common airside and landside Airport City commercial activities include: duty free shops. perishables and cold storage. Airports serving as a catalyst and magnet for landside business development.Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Amsterdam AirportCity[3] . banks and currency exchanges.Düsseldorf Airport Düsseldorf Airport City [5] .. using the term aerotropolis. The commercial sector¶s pursuit of affordable. However.the place or the city. Free Trade Zones and Customs Free Zones. Among the most notable Airport Cities. hotels and accommodation. 2. Increased gateway passengers and cargo traffic generated by airports. The growing number of facilities not directly related to actual transport functions makes many airports today agglomerations that could at least be called spatial.From Airport to Airport City The French Ethnologist Marc Augé has subsumed the airport terminal under the denotation of a non-place. Today. Acknowledging the historical development of the city as a crossroad joining trade paths. high-grade business clothing and wannabehistorical tea-shops. if not urban. one could think about it as a brilliant marketing gag developed at the world¶s elite Master of Real Estate schools ± The AirportCity. business offices and complexes. where older airports are being redeveloped or expanded on large tracts of unused airport land. 4. recreation and fitness. supermarkets and hotel chains. accessible land. 3.Dubai Airport .Brussels Airport . particularly in Europe. the airport terminal is not involved in an urban context. Observing the pacified-by-cappuccino shopping sections with the ever equal arrangements of check-in booths. existing or under development. Just like shopping malls. Airports need to create new non-aeronautical revenue sources. leisure. convention and exhibition centres. the discussion as to whether or not an airport can develop a form of urbanity is almost irrelevant. recent literature names airports the new city nuclei. catering and other food services. upon further consideration. are those that surround these airports: . logistics and distribution. cultural and entertainment attractions. golf courses . [edit] Some notable airport activities Airport Cities may be found in varying stages of development surrounding major airports worldwide. restaurants and specialty retail. yet virtually all emerged in response to four basic drivers: 1. [edit] AirportCity drivers Airport Cities have evolved with different spatial forms predicated on available land and ground transportation infrastructure. both to compete and to better serve their traditional aviation functions.Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport AirportCity Belgrade[4] .Bremen Airport ..

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