The Alor Setar Airport is a Design and Build proposal for
Malaysia Airport Berhad (MHB).
The overall concept is based on a simple, large canopy in the shape of a banana leaf covering the entire terminal. The ‘banana leaf’ idea was derived from the olden days practice of the locals of using the leaf in lieu of umbrella., rain or shine. The site is in the middle of paddy fileds, where banana leaf came to be universal, practical, free and disposable means of light shelter, among other applications in daily life such as wrapping foods.
The form is simple and elegant, and is very well received by the Client. However, another proposal was accepted instead,