Helsinki (HEL)

A terminal silhouette of the Helsinki (HEL) airport.

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HEL is my final new terminal in 2019 which was undergoing significant construction—terminals 1 and 2 were both being expanded.

As with FLL and FAY, I couldn’t solely use imagery in order to do this one; I couldn’t find any high-quality imagery for the new construction. For references, I also ended up having to use as many photos and videos of the airport as I could find. YouTube videos of people filming out the window while taking off, landing, and taxiing were particularly helpful.

My favorite part of HEL’s terminal shape is probably the 7-shaped portion on the right; I like that they chose to effectively create a pair of linear terminals, each parallel to their nearest runway.


Paul Bogard created these terminal silhouette illustrations, and has made them available for use under a CC BY-SA 4.0 License.