The project for Terminal 2 (T2) is a result of the winning design in an international architecture competition. NSW took part in the competition with NSW A+P (now Nordic-Office of Architecture). Both companies are involved in the detail design process, with Nordic Architects at the helm.
The central building is being extended to the west, giving a large check-in hall, with the railway station centrally located in the complex. The roof structure will be of timber, the same as in existing terminal, while diagonally crossing wooden beams span the railway station, allowing strong daylight penetration reflecting the design concept.
A new pier is being built northwards from the central building and a large triangular-shaped area, containing shops, restaurants and cafés, will be located in the connecting areal between the pier and the central building. Architecturally the new pier will be subordinate to the main building. Its outer form and use of material will optimize energy consumption. The project also encompasses rebuilding and extending the road system and the airport taxing areas.