The airport in Kemerovo bears the name of Alexei Leonov, the Soviet pilot-cosmonaut who was the first in the world to go into outer space. The connection with this legendary compatriot predetermined the “cosmic” look of the new terminal, both outside and inside. The outer shell of the terminal has stained-glass windows along the entire perimeter, partially covered with decorative horizontal slats. The stained-glass window itself is made using the technology of structural glazing. The key element of the facade is a remote canopy that covers the main entrance area. The triangular opening in the visor resembles the letter L, which, together with the rest of the letters, forms the word “Leonov”. The seam metal cladding of the canopy contrasts spectacularly with the glass envelope of the building.
The interior of the terminal continues the space theme, creating the effect of open space. Spotlights under the ceiling are an image of star clusters, between which separate celestial bodies in the form of light rings hover, as well as a copy of the Voskhod-2 spacecraft, on which Leonov made his exit. The dark range of finishing materials supports the effect of endless interstellar space surrounding passengers.