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Time for the last picture from my jaunt to Madrid, Segovia and Avila in early March. So, very fitting that it comes from Madrid Airport, officially known as Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. This was taken in Terminal 4.

Terminal 4, designed by Antonio Lamela, Richard Rogers and Luis Vidal, (winning team of the 2006 Stirling Prize) and TPS Engineers, (winning team of the 2006 IStructE Award for Commercial Structures) was built by Ferrovial and inaugurated on 5 February 2006.

Terminal 4 is one of the world's largest airport terminals in terms of area, with 760,000 square meters (8,180,572 square feet) in separate landside and airside structures. It consists of a main building, T4 (470,000 m²) and a satellite building, T4S (290,000 m²), which are approximately 2.5 km apart.

The new Terminal 4 is designed to give passengers a stress-free start to their journey. This is managed through careful use of illumination, with glass panes instead of walls and numerous skylights which allow natural light into the structure. With this new addition, Barajas is designed to handle 70 million passengers annually.

(Source: Wikipedia)

All being well, I shall be passing through Terminal 4 again in a few months time. So it's, 'Hasta la vista' rather than 'Adios'.

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