Madeira Airport or, as it’s informally know, Funchal Airport is an award-winning airport, but probably not for the reason you’d expect. Previously lamented for having a very short runway, making take offs and landing a touch hazardous, it had a choice, make an entirely new runway, or find a way to extend the current one. They ended up extending the runways that run along the coastline out over the ocean both width ways and length ways, with a platform atop columns. This innovative design and its flawless execution has won Madeira Airport the 2004 Outstanding Structure Award, the equivalent of an Oscar in the structural engineering industry.
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