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Snowflake Design Revealed for China Airport

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has released renderings for Harbin Taiping International Airport’s Terminal 3 project in Northern China, evoking the region’s landscape of snow and ice with a snowflake design for the massive structure.

The design was part of a competition organized by Heilongjiang Airport Management Group.

The Design

Led by Ma Yansong, the firm released the snow-inspired design last week for the 3,300-hectare (roughly 8,154-acre) structure, that would also house ancillary airport facilities including ground transportation hubs, hotels, retail and parking lots.

MAD Architects

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has released renderings for Harbin Taiping International Airport’s Terminal 3 project in Northern China, evoking the region’s landscape of snow and ice with a snowflake design for the massive structure.

The firm argues that the shape, featuring five-finger departure corridors, would greatly shorten the time it takes for passengers to arrive at their gate, while also minimizing congestion and improving the overall efficiency of the airport.

For the interior, the firm plans for a number of indoor gardens and skylights to connect the building’s different levels.

“The Ground Transportation Center (GTC) hub brings high-speed rail, municipal subway lines, airport buses, and other urban transport together, conveniently connecting Harbin city to the airport and surrounding amenities, encouraging citizens to travel green,” MAD said.

Led by Ma Yansong, the firm released the snow-inspired design last week for the 3,300-hectare structure, that would also house ancillary airport facilities including ground transportation hubs, hotels, retail and parking lots.

“The multi-tiered GTC’s garden layout integrates natural plant growth into its various functions, providing a comfortable and relaxing area for travelers as they transition between the city and the airport.”

If built, by 2030 the terminal would be expected to serve 43 million annual passengers, with approximately 320,000 outgoing flights per year.

Harbin has been expanding its airport in recent years and opened the second terminal last April.

   

Tagged categories: Airports; Architecture; AS; Asia Pacific; Color + Design; Design; Terminals

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