CENTRALNY PORT KOMUNIKACYJNY: NEW DIMENSION OF TRAVELLING
You are now seeing a mock-up showing the ‘heart’ of the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny: the passenger terminal closely integrated with the main railway station and interchange. The concept design was developed by the British consortium Foster + Partners and Buro Happold.
The first phase of the airport – two parallel runways and infrastructure to serve 40 million passengers – is expected to be ready in 2028. The General Plan assumes that CPK airport – will be expanded in a modular way as needed, IATA forecasts that up to 65 million passengers will use the airport in 2060.
IMPROVING THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
With approximately 400,000 m2 of double-deck space – 10 times the size of Krakow’s Main Market Square – the terminal will be directly connected to the four modular piers extending the passenger terminal.
Our design for CPK is centred on the passenger. The ambition is to create an accessible, calm and legible building that enhances the experience of travel. The terminal’s minimal level changes and generous structural spans create clear lines of sight – from landside to airside – making it extremely easy to navigate. We believe that CPK will completely transform the way people travel across Poland and become a powerful new gateway to Europe and the rest of the world.
SPACE FOR EVERYONE
The centrepiece of the multimodal CPK hub will be an atrium equal in size to the Old Town Square in Warsaw. Under one roof – shaped like a diamond – it will combine the transfer space for passengers of the airport, train and bus stations. The atrium will be located before security control, so it will be open to everyone.
We have designed the space to encourage people to spend time there. Our thoughts are on a functional program that will bring the transport hub to life. We want people to meet here for coffee, do their shopping, and do business.
NOT JUST AN AIRPORT
The CPK is also a railway station which, in addition to serving the new airport, will also act as a national transport hub. It will contain six underground platforms for regional and long-distance trains. Additionally, passengers will have access to a bus station and Airport City, which includes a hotel, office, and retail area.