The Function of Buildings

Gatwick airport terminal


Gatwick Airport Terminal, East Sussex
Hoar, Marlow & Lovett
Built 1935–6
Model; 1936; painted card, perspex and wood; lent to the RIBA by Jane Marlow

This was the first airport terminal to give direct, covered access to the planes. The interior was carefully planned to separate the streams of passengers. Three telescopic corridors brought arrivals into customs and immigration halls. Three more connected lounges to departing planes. A tunnel led to the nearby railway station.



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