Zaha Hadid Architects -Patrick Schumacher opened Beijing Daxing International airport, one of the largest airports in the world. Designed by Zaha Hadid and her team, with ADPI airport specialists, the port was built on an area of 700,000 square meters and designed to be as compact as possible.
The aim was to create a terminal that looks like a starfish when viewed from above, where the echo principles found in Chinese architecture are kept at the forefront, and where the center communicates with other areas. From where the hub is located, passengers can pass through 79 gates, which, according to the design studio, has been the most effective arrangement to allow a large number of passengers to reach their planes quickly.
Thanks to its radial design, it requires less than 8 minutes walking time to the farthest boarding gate, allowing passengers to reach their plane in a short time. Zaha Hadid Architects’ flower-shaped glazing on the roof of the airport not only strengthens the roof but also allows light to enter the space.