Images reveal ZHA’s enormous Beijing terminal taking shape

Zaha Hadid Architects’ new Beijing international terminal is taking shape, with the steel structure of the building now complete. View all renders of the project here. 

Image via xinhua/zhang chenlin

While the terminal still remains unnamed, the competition was launched in 2011 with the aim of easing the capacity of the city’s existing airport. The project construction was announced at the beginning of 2015.

Images of the under construction building has been unveiled by Xinhua, showcasing the intricate and massive scale of the project, which is initially set to accommodate 45 million passengers per year.

The design of the terminal consists of a central hubs, with various activities grouped around it.

This minimises the distance between check-in and gates, however it allows for the future expansion of the airport.

The project is planned to open by 2019.

Construction for Zaha Hadid Architects’ Leeza Soho tower has also reached level 20 of 46 storeys, and is expected to hold the world record for the tallest atrium, a title currently held by Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

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