Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 4   Jakarta, Indonesia

Part of an Indonesian-led consortium and international multidisciplinary team, Grimshaw’s competition design for the new Terminal 4 at Jakarta’s primary airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, offered a premium experience for 45 million passengers annually.


The prominent location of Terminal 4 positions it as the new welcoming gateway to the airport, and by extension to the Greater Jakarta region and Indonesia.

The T4 development delivers 69 contact stands and, along with the three existing terminals operating at capacity, enhances the airport’s future handling capacity to over 100 million annual passengers across the campus.

The terminal is fully integrated and optimised to cater for domestic and international processing. Swing facilities respond to passenger peaks and the design is readily expandable to cater for future growth.

The design features new transport systems including an Automated People Mover System station connecting T4 to other terminals and Jakarta city, and a mixed-modal ground transport facility with a direct access multi-level car park to improve connectivity.

The commercial and non-aeronautical offer meets international benchmarks in terms of quality, diversity and local flavour, contributing to revenue generation and passenger experience.

The design response to T4 is underpinned by three key pillars; 'operational efficiency', 'identity and connection to place', 'quality experiences', that inform all moments along the passenger journey from landside through to boarding.

Recognising the affinity Indonesians feel for the character and intimacy of the original T1 and T2 buildings, Grimshaw worked in close collaboration with local architects and cultural experts to develop a connected, contextually fitting and uniquely ‘Jakarta’ architectural response at T4.

Indonesia’s rainforests being one of earth’s most biologically and culturally rich landscapes, a deep connection with climate and locality are core to the design approach.

The new terminal aims to enrich the passenger experience by bringing the rainforest deep into the building; the processor is a pavillion sitting within the jungle.

Opportunities to engage with plants and natural light are integral to all key traveller touch points along the departures and arrivals journey.

T4 showcases the best of Indonesia to visiting travellers, and a warm welcome evoking a true sense of pride for passengers coming home.

The Indonesian Tumpang Sari building's layered beam structure, traditional construction techniques and materials are referenced throughout T4's roof and soffit design, reimagined for contemporary scale and function.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Project Type
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Indulexco, Mott MacDonald, Penta Architecture, Arkonin, Surveyor Indonesia, Dedato

Angkasa Pura II