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ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing's Daxing Airport Competition

ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing's Daxing Airport Competition
ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing's Daxing Airport Competition, Foster + Partners completed Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2008. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners completed Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2008. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

ADP Ingénierie (ADPI), part of the French airport authority Aéroports de Paris (ADP), has won the competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing's new Daxing Airport, beating both Foster + Partners, and a team composed of the China Civil Aviation Construction Group Corporation (CACC) and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. The design competition for the 700,000 square meter airport was announced in July 2011, with Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters (BNAH) putting the submissions through "a long and rigorous selection process," according to ADP.

Foster lost out on the competition despite having designed Terminal 3 at Beijing's main airport, which at the time of completion in 2008 was the largest airport terminal in the world. However owing to the rapid rise in use of air transport in China that airport is already running at full capacity, necessitating the creation of another airport at Daxing, 60 kilometres south of Beijing.

Designs for the winning proposal are yet to be unveiled, however the future terminal will supposedly feature a 5-kilometre long facade, 872 aircraft contact stands and seven runways. On opening, the airport will be capable of handling 45 million passengers a year, and with proposed expansions will be capable of handling up to 100 million.

The new airport is scheduled for completion in 2018.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing's Daxing Airport Competition" 01 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/552822/adpi-beats-foster-partners-to-land-beijing-s-daxing-airport-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884

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