WAN Award 2009 Urban Design Sector joint Joint Winner
New airport from Foster + Partners brings Beijing up to speed
Beijing’s new international terminal is the world’s largest and most advanced airport building; not only technologically, but also in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and sustainability. Completed as the gateway to the city for athletes participating in the twenty-ninth Olympiad, it is designed to be welcoming and uplifting. A symbol of place, its soaring aerodynamic roof and dragon-like form celebrate the thrill and poetry of flight and evoke traditional Chinese colours and symbols.
The other WAN Award 2009 Urban Design Sector joint winner Nordhavnen City Regenerative masterplan by FXFOWLE