Bandaranaike International Airport – Phase II, Stage I
Located in Katunayake toward the north of Colombo, the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. In 2000, under Stage I of the Phase II expansion initiative launched by the Government of Sri Lanka in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), DG5 was engaged by Japan Airport Consultants Inc (JAC) to provide detailed design architectural, engineering and quantity surveying consortium services for the design of a new pier with eight aero bridges, two new special lounges, duty-free shopping areas, immigration areas and baggage reclaim areas, a new cargo complex as well as the renovation of the existing passenger terminal building. The work scope also included detailed engineering services covering the systems of water supply, solid waste disposal and sewerage treatment. A team of Japanese architects and engineers from JAC were stationed at the DG5 office for a period of ten months to collaborate on the project while a second team from JAC worked from the DG5 office in 2008.
Through the close collaboration with an international consulting firm over an extended period, DG5 successfully achieved and sustained international standards in design detailing while also developing its operational processes.