Beijing New Airport Terminal Building by Zaha Hadid Architects and ADPI. — AFP pic
BEIJING: Zaha Hadid Architects has released the first images of the design for what will be the world’s largest airport passenger terminal in China.
The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, designed in collaboration with airport planners ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI), will initially accommodate 45 million passengers per year.
According to a press statement by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) it will be “adaptable and sustainable, operating in many different configurations dependent on varying aircraft and passenger traffic throughout each day.”
The terminal will feature an integrated multi-modal transport centre with direct links to local and national rail services.
Located in Daxing, Beijing, the new airport has been designed to cater for the fact that Beijing’s existing Capital Airport is already exceeding its planned capacity.
ZHA and ADPI have been working on the concept since winning an international bid competition in 2011.
Led by Pritzker Prize winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, ZHA’s projects include some of the world’s most popular, user-focused and adaptable civic architecture. Current projects include the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia and the New National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. ― AFP-Relaxnews
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE is an Iraqi-British architect. She received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so—and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. Wikipedia
Zaha Hadid is a prolific and visionary architect and designer, as well as the only female recipient of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture since its 1979 inception. Hadid’s structures are famous for their use of fragmented geometry and multiple entry points such that the building looks different from different perspectives.
She explains: “It’s all about promenading, being able to pause, to look out, look above, look sideways.” Hadid, who has a background in mathematics, studied at the Architectural Association in London, which is famous for its rejection of post-modern styles of architecture in favor of classic modernism.
There, she worked under Elia Zenghelis and Rem Koolhaas, the latter of whom would become her first employer. – Read more about Zaha Hadid and other beautiful architectural and art at Artsy Inc US