For et par uger siden landede jeg i Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (深圳宝安国际机场), der ligner de fleste andre kinesiske lufthavne. Den er kedelig. Uinspirerende. Og der er ikke gjort det mindste for, at gøre den arkitektonisk interessant på nogen måder.
The design has been made keeping in mind the unpredictable nature of the aviation industry. The terminal will be made so that people could have a glimpse of the outside, where planes will fly in and out to all corners of the world. The roof canopy will be made of of a patterned double skin. The inner skin will be made of fine net and allow diffused sunlight into the terminal. It will reduce energy consumption and create a pleasant indoor atmosphere.
Der er tre faser i byggeriet, der strækker sig frem til 2035:
Phase 1 (in 2015)
Major facilities in Phase 1 will include the unit terminal with 63 contact gates, the first stage of the APM, traffic system, parking place, landscape, and shopping centre. Train service for APM will not be available until the complete of Phase 2.
Phase 2 (in 2025)
Expansion after Phase 1 will occur based on masterplan. During Phase 2, the first remote passenger concourse will be constructed to add gates and the satellite terminal with rail stations will be operational. This will require expansion of the APM.
Phase 3 (in 2035)
Development of the airport’s west side will continue until about 2035 when T3 Shenzhen International Airport will be fully constructed. Phase 3 continues the demand driven development process. The satellite terminal will again undergo expansion and more remote concourse will be added during this decade. And also there will be expansion of Terminal head house. The volume of extension of Terminal head house is going to be glass facade with glass roof so that the extension of building can have continuity in terms of construction material.
Lufthavnen i Shenzhen er verdens 69. største og der gik cirka 20 millioner rejsende gennem den slidte lufthavn i 2007.