The first place was taken by the German architect Christoph Mackler, the second - by Norman Foster's office, the third - by the German firm gmp.
The competition was announced back in 2001, 20 applicants entered the second stage in the summer of 2002, who were asked to develop a more detailed plan for the new terminal.
The new development is part of a broader expansion program for the airport, which is now one of the largest in the world. By 2015, its capacity is expected to reach 82 million passengers per year, with about 25 million passengers using Terminal 3.
Makler's project is inspired by the building of the New National Gallery of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Berlin. A huge glazed hall with an area of 240 x 150 m is equipped with 175 passenger gates. It is covered with a black cassette ceiling at a height of 16 m and is supported by slender pillars extended outside the building.
The jury attracted in this project its functionality and "flexibility" of the plan - the terminal can be expanded in the future on a modular basis. Also on the positive side of Mackler's proposal was the adherence to the € 900 million budget.