Western Sydney Airport calls for airport designers to create ‘wow factor’, ‘selfie central’ terminal

    Western Sydney Airport (WSA) called (24-Jan-2019) for expressions of interest to design the airport’s combined international and domestic terminal, with competing firms required to have experience designing a comparable airport in the past five years. The first stage of WSA’s combined terminal is due to open in 2026, handling up to 10 million passengers p/a. The terminal will be designed to expand in stages without disrupting passengers, with the aim of becoming the largest gateway to Australia by 2060, handling more than 80 million passengers p/a. WSA CEO Graham Millett said: “When they’re inside the terminal – that’s when we want visitors to say ‘wow’ – we’re aiming for it to be selfie central”.