Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Extension and rehabilitation of the existing airport.
Passengers Terminal A and B, car parks, pedestrian connection and western satellite.
The Leonardo da Vinci international airport of Rome Fiumicino was inaugurated in 1961 with an initial configuration designed to handle a volume of six million passengers a year. The years immediately following this saw such an increase in the capital’s air traffic that the airport reached “saturation point” and the operating company (Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.) was obliged to undertake a series of strengthening operations. These projects were placed within a broader framework with the plan drawn up in 1986–87. The 2005 plan of short/medium-term development posited the final scenario of a volume of 28.5 million passengers a year and over 10,000 passengers in peak hours. The Studio Valle was involved with the development of terminals A and B, the multi-storey car parks and the pedestrian connections between the railway station and passenger terminals as regards the ground-side system, and with piers B and C and the western satellite on the air side.