Beijing Airport - Terminal Three

Foster + Partners, Beijing, 2008

 

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  • Structural columns    
  • Sweeping canopy    
  • Sheltering under the extended roof canopy    
  • View of the building at night    
  • Airplane taking off above new terminal    
  • Panoramic view of the terminal interior    
  • Colour is used to differentiate areas    
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  • Patterns forming on the floor from light passing through translucent covering    
  • Detail of structure    
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  • Site plan    
  • First floor plan    
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  • North elevation    
  • East elevation    
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  • Long section right    
  • Departure hall section    
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  • Sketch    
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Addition of a third terminal to the existing airport. Sustainably designed and capable of accommodating fifty million passengers a year

The building is designed for maximum flexibility, combining spatial clarity with high service standards. Public transport connections are fully integrated, walking distances for passengers are short, with few level changes, and transfer times between flights are minimised.

The terminal allows views to the outside under a single roof canopy, with linear skylights to both aid orientation and provide daylight.

The building incorporates a range of passive environmental design concepts, such as the south-east orientated skylights, which maximise heat gain, and an integrated environment-control system that minimises energy consumption.

Data

  • Begun: Mar 2004
  • Completed: Feb 2008
  • Floor area: 1,300,000m2
  • Sector: Transport
  • Total cost: £2,000M
  • Address: Beijing, China

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