Aedas, one of the world’s leading global architecture and design practices, has been selected to play a key role in the development of China’s Shenzhen Bao’an and Hong Kong International airports. It will serve as the lead design architect on major upcoming projects at both locations.
At Shenzhen Bao’an, it will help to build the airport’s new satellite concourse, as part of a team that features GDAD as the local design institute/terminal planners and Landrum & Brown as aviation planners. In Hong Kong, it will work on the airport’s three-runway system (TRS), with AECOM as lead consultant and engineer, and OTC as aviation planners.
Currently, Aedas is working on the Terminal 2 expansion at Hong Kong International Airport, and was previously involved in the airport’s midfield concourse and north satellite concourse. This has helped it to become a world leader in airport design.
Of the new Shenzhen Bao’an project, the company said in a statement, “Passengers arrive in the heart of the concourse from the auto people mover (APM) station, into the multi-level retail and food and beverage areas. The shape of the roof is inspired by the gently curving rivers of the region, and further reinforces the flow of the passengers. Those arriving are directed to the perimeter of the building, allowing them to experience the natural daylight as they move toward the APM and onward to the main terminal.”
For the new Hong Kong development, it added, “The new 280,000m² building is located directly north of the existing Terminal 1 and south of the new third runway, and is connected back to the expanded Terminal 2 by an underground APM system. The third runway passenger building, together with the expanded Terminal 2, can serve an additional 30m passengers annually.”