Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados

Government of Barbados

Completion date
1979 - 2010

Engineering services
Structural engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical investigation and foundation engineering.

Queens Quay Architects (Q2)
The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) is the main point of entry into Barbados. The facility is an open and welcoming space for the passengers and visitors with modern and expansive facilities for passenger and cargo handling capacity that augment the existing facilities to promote tourism and commercial growth.

For the past 50 years, CEP was responsible for the investigations and designs of the airport terminal buildings, the control tower and the airside pavements including the runway, the taxiway and the parking apron.

The main structural material employed in the terminal and departure buildings was reinforced concrete with a fair-faced finish. The concrete was either pre-cast or cast in place. Concrete features were expressed on the surfaces of the concrete elements to give a modern look. Tension fabric structures were employed over the courtyard area to cover a vast area with the minimum amount of material while maintaining a light and airy feeling.