Foster and Partners Beijing Airport
By: cayce_p -
Published: Feb 29, 2008
Updated: Jun 21 2011
• References: building
After four years of design and construction work, the world's largest structure--Terminal 3 at the Beijing Capital International Airport--opens today, in time for the Olympic Games. Aside from the stunning roofscape, which integrates way-finding in the orange, red and yellow interiors, this building is notably the first to exceed one million square meters. Visible from space, it is built to accommodate 50 million passengers by 2020.
Implications - Norman Foster has said that the Terminal 3 building is not only the largest, but also the most advanced airport building in the world. He proudly exclaims that it is a "celebration of the thrill and poetry of flight." The featured images only give you a glimpse of what this awesome airport features. The colors and symbols that are used throughout the airport are made to represent China.