Utopia in dystopia : narration of an arctic airport city
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The extreme Arctic climate makes the region a challenging place to travel and live. The existing urban structure of Longyearbyen has been suffering from uncontrollable hazard weather conditions which poses it's citizens and buildings in risks. Together with integrated analysis of anthropogenic activities and the arctic contextm, a proposal to relocate the risk communities to the airport offers opportunity for an arctic urban regeneration. The methodology of juxtaposing the configurations, typology of terminals as well as urban structure from 20 selected airports within it's specific circumstances, manifesting airports are continuously updated, terminal structures were adapted to meet future needs. A hypothesis of an expansion plan is stimulated, not only by the increasing of aviation activities: it involves the landslide layout as much as airside facilities. The use of solar energy as main source, the modification and mitigation of topography, a highly interchange and concentrated space is created. The Arctic airport city, it's not a city, it's not an airport, either.