Airport of the Future
People's Republic of China
Designed for an international airport in China, LEO A DALY’s master plan takes formal inspiration from the area's natural features and cultural symbols. Two terminals in a double concave configuration offer inviting facades to the public and transport approaches from the West and East. The terminals are shaped in the form of Wings of Cranes which is a figure ingrained in the cultural heritage of the local city.
The concave bow of the terminal facade features oblong shaped lakes that offer a propitious Feng Shui configuration and retention cisterns for rainwater collection. Two elongated sculptural light fixtures within the lakes complement the reference to the Crane figure. The lakes were a source of formal inspiration for the oblong geometries of the terminal’s centrally located Intermodal Transportation Center. Conceived as the nexus of a major central public space, the transit center connects the two terminals, and is framed by parking structures covered by green roofs and gardens. Two hotels and the air traffic control tower frame the central public space and provide vertical points of reference.
At a glance
50,000 SM Commercial Transit Center
140,000 SM Parking Structure
Feng Shui Design
Enhanced Way Finding Through Visible Views from the Terminal Center
Natural Light Illuminates Underground Rail Station
Direct Access to Terminals from both ends of Concourse Level
Retail- Lined Curved Walkways
Large Overhead Canopies Protect Open Walkways
Large Themed Restaurant with 360 Degree Views of Both Terminals