Airport design consultancy The Design Solution has been appointed to redevelop the retail and commercial space at Beijing Capital International Airport’s Terminal 3.
The project aims to improve the terminal’s commercial performance by expanding space from 11,264m2 to over 13,000m2 , and radically update the retail experience.
Central commercial areas are surrounded by shops but have large central island units. The reconfiguration will create better retail positions and enhance the passenger flow through the space.
The plan will integrate a unique interior design with technology building on the two historic gardens and fountain while creating a sense of place sharing the culture and spirit of China.
Lui Lu, assistant manager of market development at BCIA, said, “This extensive reconfiguration and redesign expresses our commitment to the passenger experience in retail and F&B and will drive significant new revenue opportunities for the airport including our retail partners, China Duty Free Group.”
Robbie Gill, managing director of The Design Solution, added, “The airport wants to take the opportunity of the reduced traffic passing through the airside space – due to the migration of passengers to Daxing – to transform the terminal experience ready for further growth in the future. We will be creating a new powerful vision and transform the space to maintain BCIA’s pioneering position among the world’s leading airport experiences.”