Une Papillon Airport


Best Project of Building or Facility by Student

About the project

For many people, an airport is a synonym of ‘chaos’ because of all the transport and pedestrian flows there. If any element of the system fails, it can result in a catastrophe. The butterfly effect is an underlying aspect of chaos. It explains how a small fluctuation in one condition of a nonlinear deterministic system can generate a huge difference in the later outcomes.  The composition of this proposal is arranged by two functional units — arrival and departure that resemble a butterfly’s wings in plan. 


Levashovo, Leningrad Region

Project design year


Applicant and author of the project

Maxim Antipov, 5th year student, St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Project status

Working drawings