The Stansted terminal building is a
spacious, simple and inviting single-story building, exploiting the space of the fields
around London's third airport.
'The vast open space of the main
building is clearly articulated by the spectacular roof structure that floats more than 15
meters above our heads. A quilt of square domes is supported by a grid of 36 service
trees... All air-conditioning, information and lighting services are contained in the roof
support/service pods, leaving the concourse space completely free of pipes and ducts.
Travelers and airport staff can see the sky, the airplanes and the fields through the
glazed perimeter walls all around.'
Samantha Hardingham in London: a
guide to recent architecture (Ellipsis 1999)
The building is described in detail on the Foster and Partners
How to visit
Stansted Airport is about 25 miles north of
London. It is easily accessible by both car (junction 8 of the M11 motorway) or train
(from Liverpool Street station in London).
BAA, the operator of London Stansted Airport,
provides detailed directions for getting to the airport.
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