ADPI and Zaha Hadid Architects unveil design of new Beijing Airport Terminal building

5 February 2015 (Last Updated February 5th, 2015 18:30)

French airport architecture specialist ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI) and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have revealed the design of new terminal building at China's Beijing New Airport.

French airport architecture specialist ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI) and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have revealed the design of new terminal building at China's Beijing New Airport.

Dubbed the Daxing scheme, the concept was developed by ADPI and is expected to accommodate 45 million passengers a year when the operations begin.

Beijing's existing Capital Airport is one of the world's biggest airport, yet it is exceeding its planned capacity, necessitating the creation of new airport to reduce traffic.

"The new Daxing airport will be a key hub within Beijing's growing transport network."

After ADPI won the bid, the company joined forces with with Zaha Hadid Architects to shape its proposal which is likely to become one of the world's largest airport passenger terminals.

The terminal is expected to have a flexible layout, which will be designed to adapt into different configurations and is likely to be connected to national rail services, reported Dezeen magazine.

Apart from ADPI and ZHA, the design team will consist of competition consortium group members, including Buro Happold, EC Harris, and Mott MacDonald.

Arch daily cited ZHA as saying: "Initially accommodating 45 million passengers per year, the new terminal will be adaptable and sustainable, operating in many different configurations dependent on varying aircraft and passenger traffic throughout each day.

"With an integrated multi-modal transport centre featuring direct links to local and national rail services, including the Gaotie high-speed rail, the new Daxing airport will be a key hub within Beijing's growing transport network and a catalyst for the region's economic development, including the city of Tianjin and Hebei Province."