Zaha Hadid's Beijing Daxing International Airport is Finally Completed
Updated: Jul 20
Location: Daxing, Beijing&Guangyang, Langfang(Hebei) 🇨🇳
Construction Period: 26 December 2014 - 25 September 2019
Total Passenger capacity: 3,138,000 🧍♂️🧍♂️
Airport Master Plan: NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants)
Facade Designer: XinShan Curtainwall and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Project construction cost: US$17 billion 💵 ‼️
Construction chief engineer: Guo Yanchi 👷🏻♂️
Building Area: 700.000m²
As per AD :
"The terminal layouts minimize the walking distances between check-in and gate, and also the distances between gates for transferring passengers, to a maximum of eight minutes by foot," says Cristiano Ceccato, ZHA's project director for the Beijing Daxing airport.
"Transferring passengers only need to walk a short distance to the center of the airport, then quickly and efficiently funnel themselves to any other of the four legs in the airport. What's more, the international and domestic passengers are stacked on different levels. By stacking the international and domestic areas vertically—instead of spreading them horizontally—we enable a more congestion-free space for passengers."
The rooftop, which allows in ample natural sunlight, also has supporting beams that move constantly through space, acting like lines toward the central courtyard. This, once more, was intentionally done to assist passengers in their navigation of the busy airport.
How many runways does Daxing airport have?
For the time being, Daxing Airport has four runways and 79 airport stands. The 4 runways’ size is impressive while the airport stands are suitable both for one twin-aisle and two single-aisle planes. Eventually, the airport will have 7 runways in total and will be able to serve about 620.000 flights annually.
How big is Daxing airport?
The gigantic Daxing airport, with the impressive shape which has given it the nickname “Starfish”, has enormous dimensions. There are currently 4 runways (with the prospect of becoming 7 in the future) and a vast terminal building covering a 700.000m² area while the ground transportation centre extends to 80.000m².