Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3

Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3

Angkasa Pura 2 described their desire to send a message to the world about Indonesia’s technological, political and cultural aspirations and evolution through the design of Terminal 3 at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport. An underlying message of national unity and a celebration of Indonesia’s cultural diversity draws on many of the award-winning attributes of the existing T1 and T2 buildings and reinterprets these influences in a contemporary terminal building. 

Everywhere people are challenged to express their local and regional cultural identity and to engage with an increasingly globalised world. In the design of contemporary airports, we need to look deeper when preparing an authentic cultural interpretation for the future that addresses the airport’s civic function. The concept for the Terminal 3 interiors seeks to integrate artwork and cultural references into the structure and materials. A further expression of cultural diversity unified into one gigantic work of art. 

The terminal is for Garuda’s expanding international and domestic fleet of aircraft and is a model of efficiency and comfort overlaid with the curation of Indonesia’s unique cultural and environmental experiences for passengers. 

There is a transformation from roof and columns to an integrated sculptural form, merging landscape with the composition of the building in an expression of balance between human activity and the natural world. 

The terminal opened in 2016.

In 2014 Architectus purchased certain assets of Woodhead Singapore including the Soekarno Hatta Terminal 3 intellectual property.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Angkasa Pura 2
Jakarta, Indonesia
Floor area
380 000 m²
Karl Traeger