Airport interior designs unveiled

Architects have released concept drawings of how Cayman’s new expanded airport will look following a $55 million redevelopment. 

The computer-generated images show a spacious ticketing area and departure lounge, with high ceilings and light flooding in from large windows – a significant contrast to the current overcrowded facility. The redevelopment will more than double the capacity of Owen Roberts International Airport. 

Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson said, “The interior design is very impressive and I am confident that once completed the new expanded airport will be a first-class terminal facility.” The design phase of the project is being led by Florida-based firm RS&H Group, which produced the concept drawings. The project is expected to take around three years to complete, with construction on the first phase to begin this summer.  

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A computer-generated concept image of the interior upgrade proposed for Owen Roberts International Airport. – Image: RS&H Group of Florida
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  1. This looks pretty grandiose to me. Way too much "unusable" space that needs to be air-conditioned and maintained. Think about what is involved to just keep the windows clean. The emphasis should be on moving passengers quickly in an open and inviting “island” environment. This looks more like New York than Cayman! Maybe the designers should be talking with the passengers who actually use the facilities the most e.g. tourists!!

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  2. How many airport design plans have been drawn up and paid for over the past 10-15 years by the CI government? Waste of money. Stop spending money on design plans and make the necessary changes needed.

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