Beijing Daxing airport designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

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2 September 2019

On 30 September, the Beijing Daxing will open, a new futuristic airport designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Chinese capital.

After five years of work and effort, the Beijing Daxing International Airport will finally open its doors to the public on 30 September. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the airport will be the second largest in the city, with an estimated flow of 45 million passengers from its opening to 2021.

The result is a radial building with six wings extending from a central core, whose concept derives from the principles of traditional Chinese architecture. Thanks to the presence of a large central square on several levels that serves as a public meeting place for passengers from all over the world and promotes the development of an intelligent design in which the distances between check-in and gate, as well as between the gates themselves, are at most 600 meters.

With its unmistakable forms, with elements that look almost like extraterrestrial cells, and the futuristic style typical of the studio, the airport covers about 700,000 square meters. Its size will facilitate and facilitate the passage of all the people who will have to touch the sound of Beijing. Currently, its younger brother, the Nanyuan Airport, is operating at full capacity and will be closed when the Daxing opens.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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