The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru – Terminal 2 was awarded Best in Competition.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Grant Associates The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru – Terminal 2 was awarded Best in Competition.

The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru – Terminal 2 in India was awarded Best in Competition in the 2024 AIANY + ASLA-NY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.

The terminal, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Grant Associates, integrates extensive greenery and natural elements to reflect Bengaluru's garden city heritage. The project features a 123,000-square-meter transit hub, increases annual passenger capacity to 50 million, and emphasizes sustainability with LEED Platinum certification. The terminal's design includes lush landscapes, renewable energy systems, and efficient, adaptable structural engineering to enhance both environmental performance and passenger experience.

The terminal was one of 10 winning projects, selected from 37 entries, that showcase innovations in transportation and infrastructure by architects, landscape architects, planners, and students.

The entries were judged in five categories: Open Space, Planning, Projects, Structures, and Student Work. Each submission was evaluated on its sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture. The awards were categorized into Honors for the highest achievement, Merits for distinguished work, and Citations for exemplary aspects of specific projects.

Jury members included:

David Burney, FAIA

Pratt Institute School of Architecture

Lonnie Coplen

ARC Alternative and Renewable Construction LLC

Stephie Motal

Black + Vernooy Architecture and Urban Design

Lisa Padilla

Cityworks Design

Kris Sorich

Chicago Department of Transportation

The remaining winning projects are:



High Line – Moynihan Connector (New York)

Design Co-Leads: Field Operations and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill



Sunset Park (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Landscape Architect: AECOM

Citation for an Innovative Infill Approach to Address the Scarring of a Neighborhood

Brooklyn Yards (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Architect: Studio V

Open Space


Bronx River Greenway/Starlight Park (The Bronx, N.Y.)Landscape Architect: NV5

East Midtown Greenway (New York)

Landscape Architect: Stantec



East Newark Waterfront Park (Newark, N.J.)

Landscape Architect: AECOM


Prospect Trace: Transforming an Expressway into Civic Space (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Architects: Civic Architecture Workshop and David Cunningham Architecture Planning

Citation for Community Engagement:

Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience (New York)

Landscape Architects: AECOM and Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture

Architect: One Architecture & Urbanism

Student Work


Conflux: Where Rivers of the Bronx Meet (The Bronx, N.Y.)

Student: Lok Tim Chan, Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University