ADP Ingénierie designs Beijing Daxing Airport's mega-terminal
ADP Ingénierie, a subsidiary of Groupe ADP, is present in China for more than 25 years. The Terminal 1 of the new Beijing-Daxing International Airport, commissioned in autumn 2019, is representative of ADP Ingénierie's know-how in planning and architectural design.
In mid-2014, after winning an international competition organised by BNAH (Beijing New Airport Headquarters), ADP Ingénierie designed the mega-Terminal in a multidisciplinary team led by BNAH, and then provided support to the Beijing Institute of Design (BIAD) for the completion of the studies.
ADP Ingénierie's teams imagined and designed an audacious architecture based on a vertical superimposition of the international and domestic levels, in order to group all the different operations (check-in, security controls, etc.) in the centre of the terminal.
With its star shape inspired by the Phoenix (a mythological symbol in Chinese mythology), this terminal is, despite its large size, very space-saving and guarantees a short and simple passenger route, resulting a better comfort. The distance between the heart of the building and the farthest boarding gate is no more than 600 metres: far less than in Asian and European terminals of equivalent capacity. The human approach underpins this airport design.
With a surface area of 700,000 m² and 5 kilometres of frontage, Terminal 1 at Beijing-Daxing Airport is gigantic and has a capacity of 45 million passengers per year at its opening, expandable to 72 million. Eventually, it could be equipped with 7 runways and receive more than 100 million passengers per year, making it one of the largest airports in the world.
In China, ADP Ingénierie has also distinguished itself by designing and carrying out studies for several major airport references such as Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Terminal 2 at Nanjing Airport, Terminal 3A at Chongqing Airport and the new Chengdu Tianfu Airport.
m² superficie du Terminal 1 de Pékin-Daxing
million passenger capacity, expandable to 72 million passengers