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Beijing Airport - Terminal Three
Nigel Young Download Original
- Begun: Mar 2004
- Completed: Feb 2008
- Floor area: 1,300,000m2
- Sector: Transport
- Total cost: £2,000M
- Address: Beijing, China
- Architect: Foster + Partners
- Project architects: Mouzhan Majidi, Norman Foster
- Client: Beijing Capital International Airport Company Ltd
- Architectural technical specifications: Schumann Smith
- Retail consultant: Design Solutions
- Facade maintenance consultant: Reef U.K
- Fire consultant: Arup
- APM and airport engineering consultant: Logplan GmbH
- Baggage handling consultant: BNP Associates Inc.
- Quantity surveyor: Davis Langdon
- Lighting consultant: Speirs and Major
- Landscape architect: Michel Desvigne
- Structural engineer: Arup
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.