Platov Airport, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

A new international and domestic airport terminal, hotel and related infrastructure in Rostov province, southern Russia. Platov Airport is funded by the Airports of the Regions, part of the Renova Group, the largest airport holding company in Russia. The terminal will meet an initial demand of 5 million passengers a year and be delivered across two phases as part of a wider transport development programme. 

Our Masterplan retains the location of the buildings as defined in the client brief and the design makes reference to the River Don which is the origin of the city, through the design of the central landscape feature that connects the airport terminal to the train station, car park, hotel and office buildings.

The concept for the airport terminal is inspired by the analogy that an airport is the ‘sky-bridge’ that connects cities and countries together. This is realised through the design of the roof which is formed from a series of elegant bridge arches. The division of the international and domestic zones within the terminal is represented by the orientation of the roof arches and an 8m wide, glazed skylight. The expression of the three larger arches celebrate the principal routes for passengers when going through the arrival and departure process and also provide covered zones to the drop off and adjacent hotel and business centre.

The terminal building is organised on an orthogonal and repetitive 16x16m grid and has been designed to easily accommodate future expansion. The roof is composed from four repeated elements arranged in an asymmetric composition.

Our design responds to local climate to create an environmentally sensitive solution that embraces passive design and renewable energies and responds to both the summer and winter climate.

The project is completed in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Bodmin Jail, Museum & Hotel, Cornwall

The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction, venue, hotel and teaching facility for local schools and universities that gives back to Bodmin, Cornwall and the UK.

Twelve Architects is leading the consultant team to prepare proposals for the alteration, extension and change of use of the Grade II listed buildings at Bodmin Jail.

The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history that exists in the ruins. The derelict cell blocks of the jail will house the hotel accommodation and part of the museum. A glazed roof to the hotel atrium retains the magical natural lighting qualities of the ruin. The proposed design for the hotel rooms will retain the rich colours and textures of the stone that have over time been revealed and weathered creating a unique and special place.

Under the museum proposals, an exciting ‘Dark Walk’ experience will set the scene for visitors to appreciate the Jail’s vivid stories. A state of the art, automated theatrical space will use the latest technology with a range of scenic sets, films and projections. The experience will re-create and immerse the visitor in the history of the building and the experience of what it was like to be in Bodmin Jail in the 18th & 19th centuries.