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Old December 21st, 2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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MVD | Montevideo Carrasco International Airport

Carrasco International Airport (IATA: MVD, ICAO: SUMU) is the largest airport in Uruguay. It is located at the north of Ciudad de la Costa in the Canelones department, close and towards the east side of the capital city of Montevideo, which it serves. Ciudad de la Costa is the name of the city where the airport is located, which extends into eastern Montevideo. The Carrasco International Airport serves to more than 1.500.000 passengers each year, and for 2010 is projected to serve to more than 2.800.000 passengers. In 2003, the government transferred the administration, operation and maintenance of the airport to a private investment group.

On February 3, 2007 construction began on a new, modern, US$134 million dollar terminal that will be located parallel to Runway 06/24. The new terminal, designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, will have a car parking with capacity for 1200 vehicles, and is scheduled to open in early 2009 and will not replace the current terminal. A new US$7 million dollar cargo terminal is also being constructed.

Runway 06/24 has been improved and brougth to 3200mts, which allows the airport to operate non-stop fligths to the both the U.S. and Europe.

The airport today



The new airport (2009)
[img]http://*************************/uruguay/jpgs/carrasco_airport_vinoly0107.jpg[/img]
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 06:36 AM   #2
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i love the new airport......great design!!!!.....
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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The old one will be turned into a cargo terminal and a convention center.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 02:41 AM   #4
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good pics!!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:12 PM   #5
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great looking design and use of natural elements... very small airport though
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Old February 13th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #6
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is suitable for the city, montevideo is a small city in which the traffic is growing.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #7
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these isn't the new design, the design was changed, but is similar, but more spectacular than the old project
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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #8
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The new design doesn't have the glass ceiling.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #9
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It is one of the best designs i´ve ever seen on earth ! No as giant as that of Shanghai, but very beautiful ...
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #10
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OMG The airport of Shanghai is huge! Is it bigger than the Frankfurt Int'l airport?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #11
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EXCELENTE AEROPUERTO, QUIEN ES EL ARQUITECTO?. DEBERIA MIRAR EL DE CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, ESTA MUY BONITO, YO SOY DE EL SALVADOR Y MIS AEROPUERTO ESTA EN GESTIONES DE MODERNIZACION PARA ATRAER MÁS PASAJEROS Y CONVERTIRSE EN UN HUB CENTROAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE
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Old March 16th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #12
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Felicidades muy buen proyecto. Bien por el crecimiento de Latinoamerica
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Old March 18th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #13
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The final project that it's being bulding now, expected to be finished december 2008





Traffic at MVd now is about 1 million pax.
New terminal is designed for 3 million.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #14
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EXCELENTE AEROPUERTO, QUIEN ES EL ARQUITECTO?. DEBERIA MIRAR EL DE CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, ESTA MUY BONITO, YO SOY DE EL SALVADOR Y MIS AEROPUERTO ESTA EN GESTIONES DE MODERNIZACION PARA ATRAER MÁS PASAJEROS Y CONVERTIRSE EN UN HUB CENTROAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE
El arquitecto es Rafael Viñoly, uruguayo que vive en Nueva York.
Más información en www.rvapc.com
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #15
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In this pic it can be seen the new platform, new terminal construction site and in the background, old terminal still in use from 1953 ( with some badly 80's adaptions). Runways have been extended and a new taxi way is also projected ( it is already buildt just a sector)



This is a closeup of old terminal as it can be seen nowadays
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #16
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Well, the airport was opened in 2009 and since has made received several awards. The last, was awarded by Architizer.

I share with you a note about it:


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Originally Posted by Uruguay Natural
Carrasco Airport chosen as the best in the world






Carrasco International Airport was voted the best in the world, in an international competition organized by the US site www.architizer.com.

The Uruguayan air terminal scored a double victory, winning both the jury and the popular votes. From the 156 finalists, only 14 buildings obtained the double distinction.
Carrasco Airport, a project by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, beat the other two finalists -the airports of Bodrum (Turkey) and Terminal II of San Francisco Airport (USA).

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Source of the note: Uruguay Natural
Source of the photo: espectador.com



Finally, a nice time lapse video:






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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #17
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amazing!!
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Old June 17th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #18
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Some more photos:






















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The pilots must be getting drenched
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Old July 18th, 2013, 06:14 AM   #20
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