Feb 26, 2008

The new Terminal at Beijing Capital International Airport - Opens

Designed and completed in only four years, Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport has opened. The world’s largest building and most advanced airport, the new terminal offers an unparalleled travelling experience, not only technologically, but also in terms of operational efficiency, passenger comfort, sustainability and access to natural light. Completed as the gateway to Beijing for athletes participating in the twenty-ninth Olympiad, it is designed to be welcoming and uplifting. A symbol of place, its soaring aerodynamic roof and its dragon-like form celebrate the thrill and poetry of flight. Its gold roof resonates with the Forbidden City, while the striking interior palette of red through orange to yellow evokes traditional Chinese colours. (to find out more..)

Directly above is how it looks from the old terminal, image was taken in August 2007 when its construction was already completed. If I get to visit Beijing again in these months, then I'll have a firsthand experience, how interesting..

passage & images from: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/328/Default.aspx

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