Centralny Port Komunikacyjny Unveils Concept for Multimodal Hub

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) has revealed the concept design for Poland’s new CPK airport, showcasing the innovative terminal, main railway station, and public transport interchange. The concept design, developed by the renowned British consortium Foster + Partners and Buro Happold, has been approved by CPK, marking a significant milestone as the project progresses to the next stage of construction development. The unveiling of the design reflects CPK’s commitment to its vision and paves the way for tremendous business opportunities, foreign investments, and economic growth not only in Poland but throughout the Central and Eastern European region.

Mikołaj Wild, CEO of CPK, further emphasised the significance of the design by introducing the terminal’s architectural concept and emphasising the integration of different modes of transportation within one location. The terminal, as the heart of CPK and the gateway to the world, aims to provide exceptional passenger comfort and convenience. It will serve as the first impression of the country for visitors, and the railway station will represent a remarkable integration of an airport and a railway station.

Mikołaj Wild, CEO of CPK, further emphasised the significance of the design by introducing the terminal’s architectural concept and emphasising the integration of different modes of transportation within one location. The terminal, as the heart of CPK and the gateway to the world, aims to provide exceptional passenger comfort and convenience. It will serve as the first impression of the country for visitors, and the railway station will represent a remarkable integration of an airport and a railway station.

At the centre of the CPK project lies a state-of-the-art atrium, seamlessly connecting the airport terminal, railway station, and other modes of transport under a unifying canopy. This atrium acts as the foreground of the airport, serving as a meeting point for all passengers, regardless of their chosen mode of transportation. Unlike traditional terminal buildings that are often difficult to access by foot, CPK’s design focuses on creating pedestrian-friendly areas between the Airport City and the airport’s infrastructure, enhancing connectivity and accessibility.

The terminal will feature not only conventional check-in desks but also self-service check-in stations, self-bag drop facilities, and kiosks with advanced biometric capabilities. Automated CT scanners and gates will streamline the security and document control processes. Moreover, the baggage transport and scanning systems will incorporate cutting-edge technologies to ensure efficient and swift handling of transfer baggage.

The CPK railway station, serving as a national transport hub, will accommodate the operational requirements of CPK while integrating rail connections from major cities across Poland. The underground railway station comprises six platforms (with twelve tracks) catering to regional and long-distance trains. Convenient and direct access from the railway station to the bus station and Airport City will be provided, ensuring seamless connectivity for travellers. The transport interchange will include bus bays, well-appointed waiting areas with ticket counters, and retail facilities. Additionally, plans for nearby hotels near the bus station mark the initial developments of Airport City.

The construction of CPK will be carried out in phases, with the first phase scheduled to be operational by 2028. This phase will include two parallel runways and the necessary infrastructure to handle 40 million passengers. Following its initial completion, CPK’s General Plan outlines a modular expansion approach, allowing for future growth and development. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airport has the potential to accommodate up to 65 million passengers by 2060.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny’s unveiling of the concept design for Poland’s new CPK airport marks a significant milestone in the development of this ambitious project. With its visionary architecture, seamless integration of various modes of transport, and emphasis on passenger comfort and efficiency, CPK aims to transform air travel and transportation in the region. As Poland’s premier aviation gateway and a catalyst for economic growth, CPK is poised to become a vital hub connecting Poland, Central and Eastern Europe, and the world.