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Beijing’s new mega airport opens

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
25 September 2019

One of the world’s largest single-terminal airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport opens today, embarking on a whole new journey to the world.

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, ADP Ingénierie and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), the phoenix-shaped airport has a total GFA of 700,000m² and can accommodate a maximum capacity of 100 million passengers per year. It will relieve existing pressure on the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Representing an important icon in Beijing, the airport is a super transportation hub for the Chinese capital – with three underground railway stations beneath the terminal building in a total area of 200,000m² for five railway lines, set to allow easy transfer for passengers to various means of transportation.

Working closely with BIAD, we have delivered a number of innovative solutions through our services in fire engineering, structural peer review, passenger simulation and logistics simulation for this ground-breaking project, resulting in significant material and cost savings,  and carbon emission reduction, and enabling a shorter transit distance to increase the passenger comfortability.

The design of Beijing Daxing International Airport is a comprehensive collaboration of the client, BIAD and the consultants from different disciplines. Our specialist consulting services on fire engineering and passenger flow simulation contributed very much to the project’s success as these are critical to the operation of the airport, in addition to optimising the massive, complex structure. We are proud to have contributed to the second airport in Beijing and shape the future of this major gateway to China. ” Arup Beijing office leader - Peng Liu Liu Peng Beijing Office Leader