China Resources Land has appointed Lead 8 as lead architect for a new commercial terminal at Beijing Daxing International Airport.

After development, Beijing Daxing International Airport terminal will become the largest airport in the world.

As part of a new ‘air transport-related economic zone’, this project will feature a purposeful design to serve as new generation workspaces, with spaces integrated for retail, dining and entertainment aspects.

Daxing International Airport is expected to create a new commercial environment to cater to the needs of 100 million travellers passing through the airport annually.

“The new aeropolis is a glimpse into the shape of the cities of the future. Our future workspaces are being influenced by the changing lifestyles of a new generation.”

Lead 8 was awarded the project based on its design surrounding hybrid workspace as well as its experience in aviation designs.

Lead 8 co-founder and executive director Simon Chua said: “The new aeropolis is a glimpse into the shape of the cities of the future. Our future workspaces are being influenced by the changing lifestyles of a new generation, as work, entertainment and hospitality blurs the boundaries to create new opportunities.

“We hope this scheme will inspire future airport developments, as there is a growing demand for quality workspaces with integrated natural environments, particularly in Beijing.”

Lead 8 is an international design studio handling architecture, master planning, branding, graphic design and interiors. Several other airport authorities from across the region have approached it in order to enhance their offerings.

Beijing Daxing International Airport is located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province. It is the second international airport in Beijing.