Kuala Lumpur International Airport
The planning of KLIA began in 1990 when the government decided that the existing airport could not handle future demand. Kisho Kurokawa won the international competition to masterplan and design the airport which was required to be open in time for the 1998 Commonwealth Games being held in Kuala Lumpur. PTKSH, a Malaysia and Japanese consortium of contractors won the design and build tender for the main terminal and contact pier.
Due to their level of experience designing terminal buildings in the UK and Europe, BDG McColl were invited to carry out the detail design of all the public areas including all finishes, furniture and signage.
KLIA is capable of handling 35 million passengers without further expansion and in 2006, it was ranked as the 13th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, and is the 7th busiest international airport in Asia.