Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 By Studio Fuksas (IT)



Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

The 1st airport by renowned architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in Guangdong, China, is now operational.

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Won by global competition, the airport has undergone a remarkably quick method of layout and construction, completing within 3 years. Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 is set to become an iconic landmark that will boost the financial growth of Shenzhen, 1 of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., the consumer, is so pleased with the striking layout that it is taking the uncommon step of making an attempt to copyright it. The terminal is the greatest single public developing to be constructed to date in Shenzhen and encompasses 63 contact gates, with a more 15 remote gates and considerable retail space. It will boost the capacity of the airport by 58%, permitting the airport to take care of up to 45 million passengers per yr.

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

The sculptural 500,000 sq.m. / 5,381,955 sq.ft (approx.) terminal, evokes the image of a manta ray and attributes a striking internal and external double ‘skin’ honeycomb motif that wraps the structure. At one.5 km prolonged, with roof spans of up to 80m, honeycomb shaped metal and glass panels punctuate the façade of the terminal allowing normal light to filter by means of. On the interior, the terminal is characterized by distinctive white conical supporting columns that rise to touch the roof at a cathedral-like scale.

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photograph © Fuksas

“The focal point of the layout is the concourse positioned at the intersection of the developing.” says Studio Fuksas. “Consisting of 3 ranges – departure, arrivals and companies – they vertically connect to develop complete height voids, enabling normal light to filter from the highest level down to the lowest.”

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photograph © Fuksas

“Studio Fuksas has created an interior, as striking and sophisticated as the exterior. The spatial concept is one of fluidity and combines 2 diverse suggestions: the notion of movement and the concept of pause. Cautiously considering the human expertise of such environments, Studio Fuksas targeted on processing times, strolling distances, ease of orientation, crowding, and availability of wanted amenities.”

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photograph © Fuksas

“Stand-out characteristics of the interior design and style incorporate stylized white ‘trees’ that serve as air conditioning vents, and verify-in ‘islands’, gates and passport-check out places with a stainless steel finish that beautifully reflect the honeycomb patterns from above. The honeycomb motif translates by way of into several elements of the interior and at different scales – from the larger retail boxes to smaller 3D imprints in the wall cover.”

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas

Studio Fuksas are engaged on 2 more phases of the airport extension, scheduled to total in 2025 and 2035 respectively.

Venture: Shenzhen Bao’an Worldwide Airport, Airport Growth Terminal 3
Location: Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Dates: 2008 – 2013. Global competition won in 2008 more than finalists including Foster + Partners: (Uk), Foreign Workplace Architects (Uk), Gmp Global (Germany), Kisho Kurokawa (Japan), Reiser+Umemoto (USA)
Dimension: 500,000 sq.m. / 5,381,955 sq.ft (approximately)
Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interior design: Fuksas Style – web-level, check-in ‘island’, safety-check, gates, passport-check regions, shop box, baggage-declare ‘islands’, information-point, ventilation trees, signage, commercial desk and washrooms
Consumer: Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd.
Developer: Shenzhen Organizing Bureau Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd.
Contractor: China State Development Engineering Corporation, Beijing
Structures, façade and parametric layout: Knippers Helbig Engineering, Stuttgart, NY
Architect of record: BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Style), Beijing
Lighting consulting: Speirs & Main Associates, Edinburgh, London
Materials: Steel with a concrete substructure. 52,000 tonnes of steel was employed, with an extra 260,000 tonnes of reinforcement. It has won the ‘Steel Gold Award (Nationwide Top quality Engineering)’.
Sustainability: The layout has been optimised to make greatest use of natural ventilation and light. Photovoltaics will meet the electrical energy demand of T3, generating about 950 million electrical energy units each yr. Long term photovoltaic generation is expected to attain a capacity of 10MW that will be employed to support the electronic units of the entire airport.
Cost: 734,000,000 Euros

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