Dynamism in Airport Design: Ambikapur Airport

November 29, 2021, 10:05 am IST

Ambikapur, formerly  known as Surguja, was the capital of the former Surguja princely state. Connected by road with Dharmjaygarh, Patna, and Sonhat, it is heavily engaged in agricultural trade and is a major coal collection and distribution centre. Apart from the famous temples here, Ambikapur is a real crowd puller because of many other attractions and a pleasant climate throughout the year. 

Chhattisgarh is well known for its rich cultural heritage that reflects various aspects of this beautiful state. Cultural life of Chhattisgarh comprises varied forms of traditional art and crafts, tribal dances, folk songs, regional festivals and fairs and amusing cultural fests. Mainly, Chhattisgarh is occupied by tribal people who have preserved their rich tribal culture modestly and religiously. Eastern parts of the state of Chhattisgarh are influenced with Oriya culture. People of the state are traditional and believe in simple way of living following their traditional customs and beliefs. It can be visibly observed in their food habits, festivals and fairs, costumes, ornaments, folk dance and music as well. Chhattisgarh also hosts various cultural fests like Chakradhar Samaroh, Sirpur Mahotsav, Rajim Kumbh and other Festival and Bastar Lokotsav etc. that showcase vibrant cultural life of the state. 


Fact File

Name of Project, location: Ambikapur Airport, Chhattisgarh 

Architectural Firm: Creative Group LLP, Prof. Charanjit Shah, Ar. Gurpreet Shah, Ar. Pankaj Sehrawat

Client: DGCA

Built up Area: 8000 Sqm

Cost of the Project: 200 Crore

The aim is to develop ecologically and environment friendly buildings providing high standard modern physical infrastructure such as, efficient transport, communication, water supply and power networks in its development. The planning team envisions globalizing the airport terminal, that will not only create a world class terminal, but will also integrate the commercial built form into an environmentally sustainable abode. The basic approach is to assimilate the value for money, quality and time. Various modern building techniques would be used in construction and by rightly investing in equipments and modular materials much time can be saved as compared to the traditional site-built construction which includes design and engineering, permits and approvals, Site Preparation and foundation work and directly the on-site construction.  

The modular construction timeline includes design and engineering, permits and approvals, Site Preparation and foundation work parallel to which runs factory construction with which we will be able to save 20 to 30 percent of the total time as well as delivering a quality project.

The airport building aims to become an iconic form that will be like a gateway to the future.