The OR Tambo International Station is one of the three major stations in the Gautrain project. Therefore, there was a high standard of excellence demanded in the design and execution of the station. This station functions to link passengers travelling from Sandton CBD to the airport and vice versa. The station links directly to the central terminal building to facilitate efficient passenger transfers.
Continuity was required between the station and the central terminal building to allow for easy transition between spaces. Continuity is maintained in the finishes of both the central terminal and the concourse of the station. The station features a stratosphere sunset on the ceiling linking to the navigational character of travel. The sense of travel and space is further expressed in the elevated platform area that is accessed via a transparent glass link.