What will be the world's largest passenger terminal – Zaha Hadid Architects and ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI) have unveiled designs for Beijing's New Airport Terminal Building. At present the airport in the Chinese capital can not cope with the overwhelming number of travellers that pass through each day – which are far higher than its planned capacity.

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) together with ADPI and competition consortium group members Buro Happold, Mott MacDonald and EC Harris will form a joint design team, working under the leadership of the Beijing New Airport Headquarters (BNAH) for the ambitious new project.

"Initially accommodating 45 million passengers per year, the new terminal will be adaptable and sustainable, operating in many different configurations dependent on varying aircraft and passenger traffic throughout each day," said Zaha Hadid Architects in a press release. "With an integrated multi-modal transport centre featuring direct links to local and national rail services including the Gaotie high speed rail, the new Daxing airport will be a key hub within Beijing's growing transport network and a catalyst for the region's economic development, including the city of Tianjin and Hebei Province." 

 

 

Zaha Hadid and ADPI will design the world's largest terminal in Beijing (photo 1)

 

 

Zaha Hadid and ADPI will design the world's largest terminal in Beijing (photo 2)