Terminal 2, The Queen’s terminal, inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II of England on June 23, 2014, has become a landmark building in terms of its energy efficiency.
It is the first airport in the world to obtain the BREEAM Excellent rating, thanks to a system designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% through the combination and development of active and passive energy systems. The proposed construction method minimizes the impact on existing facilities and on the urban surroundings. This is possible thanks to innovative solutions based on modular systems and through a carefully designed construction program. 
The new T2 is defined by a roof whose three large waves emphasize the three main parts of the process passengers go through before flying: check-in, security control, and boarding. In this way, function and shape are fully integrated, helping passengers to easily orientate themselves through the terminal in an intuitive and natural way. 
The roof waves are tilted against each other, creating skylights in their north-facing intersections, allowing the entry of sufficient natural light, while reducing solar radiation and providing significant energy savings. 
The passengers in departures will enjoy more than 20,000 m² of commercial space on two floors, next to the departure lounge and offering excellent views of the airfield. 

Photo credits: LHR Airports Limited
Status: Completed
Inaugurazione: 2014
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