The building of Kharkiv Airport Terminal features several types of monumental columns at the main entrance: slender “Pompeian” columns at the entrance vestibule, “embedded” into the huge stained glass of the vestibule facade, decorative wooden columns with gilded carved capitals adorning the window frames of the main halls. All these columns have non-canonical capitals, specially designed for this object.
The restoration works on the facades included:
– Removal of late plaster and paint layers from the building’s plaster, as well as from details and decorative elements.
– Restoration of damaged sections of plaster.
– Restoration of lost facade elements.
– Replacement of deteriorated facade elements installed during restoration works in 1995.
– Restoration of the stained glass of the main entrance; elimination of the expansion to the floor level of the two-window openings of the double-aisle halls of the right and left wings of the building.
– Demolition of late annexes (awnings and storages) that obstruct the view of the building from the airfield side.
The restoration of facade details and elements is based on actual measurements, archival documents, and historical photographs.
The architectural and planning solutions of the VIP terminal are in accordance with the technological requirements of customs, border, and security control services, as well as with ICAO regulations and IATA recommendations. The planned layouts of the airport terminal are designed in compliance with fire safety and sanitary-hygienic norms.