Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London | green streets | Scoop.it
Foster and Partners have designed a new airport for the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary, which would alleviate air traffic from Heathrow Airport.


The proposal would take on 110 million passengers at a new location that would also cut down on noise and air traffic over the city. With location near water, the architects hope the Thames Hub Airport will provide an alternative to building a third runway at Heathrow Airport.


The architects’ plan also addresses issues related to global warming and rising sea waters—the design includes a flood protection plan and builds on the infrastructure of green transportation already in place.