chapter  10
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Airport interface

This part covers planning, landside and airside factors relating to the airport terminal. This has been an established building type for only 70 years, since the time when London’s airport was at Croydon for example, but over that time a proliferation of building forms has evolved. All have been responsive to the needs of the moment, but the speed of development of air travel has meant that buildings have rapidly become obsolete and either needed replacement on new sites or internal reconstruction.