Future Watch

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Another project by ZHA, the Beijing Daxing International Airport terminal (aka Beijing New Airport) was promoted as the world’s largest airport terminal building when revealed and as far as we know this still stands. It’s expected to open for business in September, 2019.

The huge building was created in collaboration with ADP IngeniĆ©rie and takes the form of a massive starfish, with a total floorspace of 700,000 sq m (over 7 million sq ft). It will eventually have a capacity of 100 million passengers annually and will apparently also boast sustainable technology, but we’ve still received very little information on it as of writing. No doubt we’ll learn more once it’s finished in late 2019.

The new airport is incurred an approximate expenditure of CNY120bn ($17.46bn), while the projects in its periphery attracted investments of CNY330bn ($48bn). It is expected to handle 72 million passengers and two million tonnes of cargo annually by 2025.