ADP Ingénierie designs Beijing Daxing Airport's mega-terminal
In September 2014, Groupe ADP's subsidiary, ADP Ingénierie won the international architectural competition, organised by Beijing New Airport Headquarters (BNAH), for the first mega-terminal at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport.
Drawing on its in-house integrated planning, architecture and engineering skills, ADP Ingénierie put forward a sophisticated concept, inspired by its core business: airport design. It all hinged on a bold choice: the vertical superposition of the international and domestic levels concentrating the central functions within the heart of the building, which feeds five piers.
This unique, centralised terminal design offers several advantages, including a shorter, simpler passenger journey, greater comfort and easy access to the many services on offer, as well as operational savings for the airport operator. With a surface area of 700,000 sq.m and 5 km of frontage, at its opening planned for late 2018, the future airport's Terminal 1 will boast an annual capacity of 45 million passengers, expandable to 72 million.
This new Beijing airport will have 7 runways and eventually welcome more than 100 million passengers per year, making it one of the largest airports in the world.