Our soccer team (unfortunately) might not be groovin’ it this season, but Bilbao continues to be in the international spotlight and making us proud. At the beginning of the year, British Foundation of City Mayors named Bilbao’s Mayor, Iñaki Azkuna, the best Mayor in the world. Today, I read on the eitb.com website that The Airport of Bilbao has been chosen among USA Today’s “World’s most beautiful airports”.
Here, let me wipe this little tear of joy before reposting the article for your convenience.
Bilbao airport among USA Today’s ‘World’s most beautiful airports’
Its resemblance to a dove, the steel and concrete structure and the healthy dose of natural sunlight throughout the day are some of the things that USA Today mentions in its article.
The Airport of Bilbao, nicknamed ‘La Paloma’ due to its resemblance to a dove taking flight, has been chosen among USA Today’s “World’s most beautiful airports” when the national American daily newspaper listed ten of the best airports considered as striking works of architecture.
The steel and concrete structure that integrates into the surrounding green hills near Bilbao, the minimalist and sculptural four-floor departure hall and the healthy dose of natural sunlight throughout the day are the things that USA Today mentions in its article, which also has beautiful pictures of the airports, plus a link to the 10 Best Things to do in Bilbao.
A nearby airport also on the list was Madrid’s Barajas Airport, whose “terminal 4’s architectural highlights include colorful steel pylons supporting a bamboo ceiling that lets in sunlight with the aim of creating a tranquil and calming space for passengers passing through.”
The list is completed with John F. Kennedy Airport (New York), Beijing International Airport, Denver International Airport, Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea), Marrakech Menara Airport (Morocco), Changi Airport (Singapore), Hong Kong International Airport and Carrasco International Airport (Uruguay).
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