One Works

Passenger Terminal Design, Masterplanning, Airside Design, Safety and Security Procedure Consultancy

We are a global design and consultancy firm offering integrated architecture, infrastructure and urban engineering services to create and shape the most complex of projects.

We are experts in dealing with complex and crowded spaces. Our extensive knowledge of diverse physical, environmental, historical and social conditions, help create and shape dynamic places for people.

We work from six strategic locations across the globe, with our design headquarters in Milan and offices in London, Rome, Venice, Dubai and Doha. From these locations, our team of over 150 architects, designers and engineers provide a flexible and stable approach to the design and delivery of projects worldwide.

Working with both airport management companies and service operators, One Works has carried out projects for the development and enhancement of many airports worldwide.

With 20 years of experience in the airport sector, we have gained comprehensive knowhow together with a multidisciplinary approach that, through specialized teams, allows us to offer highly qualified services. Responsive to diverse airport sectors development needs, One Works’ advisory activities include safety and operations, landside infrastructure design, airside infrastructure design, and airport masterplanning.

Company Profile

  • Consultancy

    Safety is top priority in aviation, for airport operators, airlines, pilots, aircraft manufactures, air traffic control, and service providers. Airport Operating Companies deal day to day with immense responsibilities regarding all air traffic components. Physical measures and new procedures can be taken to eliminate or reduce risks, especially at “hot- spots” on the airfield or within the buildings.

    Sector regulations compliance verification is a basic activity in infrastructure management. One Works provides specialized consultancy to airport operators concerning both compliance verifications and safety requirements implementation, imposed by Civil Aviation Authority, ICAO, IATA and EASA, relating to infrastructure, operations, and organization.

    The “safety culture”, for One Works, starts with the operating procedures, strengthened through an integrated approach to planning & design, construction, operations and maintenance. We assist design decisions and managerial operations by preparing risk assessments, aeronautical studies and functional-operational analyzes, also in support of the ground handling regulation market. One Works is able to provide runway capacity and apron simulations and service means flow analysis.

  • Masterplanning

    One Works’ approach on planning is evident in the Master Plan for the Italian Airports System, a 20-year Italian aviation scenario forecast commissioned by ENAC. The plan’s scope was for a long-term vision with short-term executions responding to the current market demand.

    Airports are a system within a system; this is the basis for One Works planning activity. We have a profound understanding of vast, complex, movement flow systems on a territorial scale, which ideally intersect and branch off, and eventually received in a single infrastructure.

    One Works delivers Masterplans to airport operating companies, investors and public authorities, providing site selection and land use planning; airside/landside traffic analysis and forecasting; capacity analysis and assessment; geometric planning and layout; passengers and cargo terminals/facilities, sizing and configuration; environmental impact assessment and “airport cities” development.

  • Airside Planning and Design

    Outstanding airside design for safety, capacity optimization and infrastructure compliance.

    Our team of engineers have worked extensively designing, according to Civil Aviation Authority, ICAO, IATA e EASA standards, runways, taxiways systems, hangars, and aprons, delivering cost-effective solutions, all accomplishable without interrupting day-to-day operations.

    Safety, capacity optimization and infrastructure compliance are crucial for airside design, whether for new or existing airports. One Works covers the entire airside project cycle, from due diligence to commissioning, from the feasibility stage to detailed design infrastructures, in addition to its interface with the passenger terminal. Our services for other airport-related infrastructure include aeronautical ground lighting, signage and markings. We also provide runway capacity and apron simulations and service means flow analysis, not to mention tender preparation and construction supervision.

  • Landside Planning and Design

    Airports and intermodal hubs are primary gateways to cities and nations. Infrastructures, terminals, and operator facilities for passengers and freight, require careful and sustainable planning responding to short-term needs within a long-term strategy. Innovation and creativity in design, and timely response to the changing needs, are critical to the return on investments.

    Our expertise permits advisory assistance for passenger terminal architecture that entails complex requirements such as capacity and level of services, operational functionality, along with economical (CAPEX&OPEX) and environmental sustainability. Our well-rooted understanding of passenger flows allows us to ensure that terminal projects meet the highest standards through each design phase, from feasibility studies to site construction supervision and commissioning. Passenger terminals also receive our specialized attention in VIP lounge design and architectural finishes.

    To meet all the challenges in the airport sector, One Works’ multi-disciplinary teams provide integrated and full range services that go beyond planning and design to assist investors and contractors in PPP/BOT/BTO/D&B tenders.

    Our expertise covers airport passenger terminals, rail and metro stations and multimodal interchange hubs. One Works is currently working, in Italy, on the refurbishment and extension of the Marco Polo Passenger Terminal at the Venice International Airport and Bergamo’s well-known low cost passenger terminal.

Company News

The latest news from One Works around the world

We have been shortlisted for the 2nd phase of reinventing citiesOne Works has been selected to enter the second phase of the international competition ‘Reinventing Cities’ launched by the Milan Municipality together with C40, for …

One Works recent news       April 2020 As the Coronavirus (COVID‑19) outbreak looks to dramatically change circumstances for people and businesses around the world, One Works is committed to working with clients to help overcome the short- and long-term challenges we …

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The latest news from One Works around the world Success in Bangkok with InnoCon 2019 One Works’ JV PPS One Works, together with Project Planning Service (PPS) and the International Air Rail Organisation (IARO), are pleased to …

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The latest news from One Works around the world One Works appointed to design the refurbishment and extension of Genoa Airport We are pleased to announce One Works has officially been appointed to design the refurbishment and …

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The latest news from One Works around the world One Works completes the new Vip Terminal for Sea Prime in Malpensa The new Business & General Aviation Terminal for SEA Prime has been officially inaugurated in Milan Malpensa and called Milano …

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Our WAVES intallation during Milan Design Week has been a success An installation seen by hundreds of people with a great media and engagement impact during the week of Fuorisalone - WAVES have inaugurated a new …


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