The Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the largest single buildings under construction in the world today. The vast size of the building presents the client, contractor and designers with various challenges.

Abu Dhabi International Airport

As construction progresses on site, KPF remains involved in numerous aspects of the project. This presentation explores KPF’s approach to:

  • Consistent changes and optimization of the design, alongside numerous requests for information during construction
  • The use of Rhino, Grasshopper and various visualization tools to illustrate the process of design changes, reverse computational design and geometry verification

Cobus Bothma became an Associate Principle in 2009, after joining Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in 2008. An industrial designer by qualification, Cobus is involved in many aspects of design and advanced geometry at KPF. Having worked on numerous projects and competitions, he has an efficient and visual approach to design and geometry challenges with a practical BIM approach to data coordination.

Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport