Beijing Daxing International Airport (New Beijing Airport), was put into construction between Daxing District in Beijing and Guangyang District in Langfang City of Hubei Province. In November, 2014, France ADP Ingenierie Architects, together with well-known Zaha Hadid Office took down this design project.
Approximately RMB 8 million yuan was invested in this new airport, covering 4 runways, a 150-stand passenger plane apron, a 24-stand cargo aircraft apron, a 14-stand maintenance apron as well as an airport terminal of 700,000 m2. The main building and airside concourse can meet the needs of 72 million and 45 million crowds respectively.
In the terminal building, under the sunlight, those geometrical lines presented by this unique steel roof structure are soft but magnificent, like rolling hills or waves, which is well known as “Zaha Curve”.
Such large free-form curved surface needs extremely sophisticated process control, rather delicate component arrangement as well as very precise size positioning.
Overlooking the main terminal building surface, a starfish-like pattern is shown upward. It is an energy-saving glass curtain wall system, consisting of a central skylight, six stripe-shaped clerestories and eight bubble windows. Among these skylight glass panes, 8632 glazed tempered and insulated glass panes were provided by Tianjin NorthGlass, one subsidiary of NorthGlass Group.
These 2342 insulated glass panes are inlaid ultra-wide aluminum mesh. These shaped meshes, arranged uniformly to the north, can not only block the strong sunlight, but also let natural daylight in. The whole fabrication of insulated glass with Aluminum mesh is a rather difficult task in the project.
Up to 21th, Dec., the assembly of 8000 glass panes on the top of the terminal has been finished. Tianjin NorthGlass almost got all glass delivered within 2 months, greatly shortening the construction period.
In the coming year of 2018, the fitting out works covering a whole area of 600,000 m2 will be further carried forward step by step. This particoloured starfish-like airport terminal will be a symbolic new look in Beijing-Tian-Hebei region.
Note: the content of this article is originated from the reports of Tianjin NorthGlass and Jing Cheng.