Florianópolis International Airport

Florianópolis International Airport

Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil | View Map
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Passenger Terminals
Neslon Kon
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Metalic facade – Miniwave, Metalic tile liningHunter Douglas Architectural USA
LiningArmstrong Ceiling Solutions
TempermaxGuardian Glass
Facade phenolic panelAbet Laminati
Wood LiningAmbi Brasil

Product Spec Sheet
Metalic facade – Miniwave, Metalic tile lining
Facade phenolic panel
Wood Lining

Florianópolis International Airport

Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos as Architects

Florianópolis International Airport underwent a privatization process in 2017. As required by the current operator, a terminal with two operational levels (boarding and landing) and ten boarding bridges was designed. This new structure was installed to the south of the main runway - in a territory with no previous occupation - in order to allow the existing terminal, on the opposite side of the complex, to be deactivated. To enable its implementation, new accesses from the city and new parking areas were built, as well as new taxiways and a new apron area/ramp.


The program was then organized into two blocks making up a "T" shaped terminal. The processor blockupholdsthe administrative areas and the landing and boarding lobbies - this last onewith double height, without the intervention of pillars and with an inclined wall lined with freijó wood. The shape of this wall allows the passage of air conditioning pipes without disturbing the integrity of the lobby space. A large steel structureroofwith a design inspired by aeronautical geometry gives this block its uniqueness. Zenith openings designed from subtractions and folds in theroof plane allow the entry of natural light. Its features were strategically positioned over the check-in counters and over the garden with native species of vegetation. The garden mediates the boarding curb - protected from the weather by the 17.5m overhang - to the interior of the processor. A vast plane of glass crosses this vegetation area and allows the Santa Catarina landscape to enter the terminal.


The connector blockcontains the departure lounges and baggage claim belts. The block is a long rectangular prism covered with corrugated metal sheets. The ten boarding bridges give rhythm to its predominantly horizontal facade. Glazed planes facing the runway enable passengers to watch take-offs and landings protected from the sun by an overhang that extends itself towards the airport ramp.


Products used:

Tempermax – Guardian Glass

Prodac – Air conditioning

Temom – Eletrical and hidraulic design

Idea - Steel frame facade e brickwork

Arteira – Wood panel

Medabil – Metal structure and roof

Abet Laminati – Facade phenolic panel

Hunter Douglas – Metalic facade – Miniwave

Hunter Douglas - Metalic tile lining

Armstrong – Lining

Ambi Brasil – Wood Lining


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